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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Clones, Ireland

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Clones...

Clones is a coastal city in Ireland. It is a comparatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 1834 people. The water temperature around Clones changes dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 7.3°C (45.2°F) in February up to 17.8°C (64°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Clones is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Clones?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Clones is approximately:
8°C (47°F)

Are there surf spots close to Clones?

There are not too many surf spots close to Clones. A spot that might be worth checking out is Clogherhead, which is about 46.2km (29.2miles) away from Clones. Click here for more information on Clogherhead and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Clones are Bundoran, which is roughly 47km (29.2miles) away, and Tullan Strand, located approximately 47km (29.2miles) from Clones.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in close proximity to Clones. A good beach nearby is Keeldra Lough, which is only 28.7km (17.8miles) away from Clones. Another beautiful beach near Clones is Kells, ca 34.8km (21.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Clones?

The water temperature around Clones is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Clones. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 7°C (45°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Clones?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Clones: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Clones...

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