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

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

Downings is a beach in Ireland. The water temperature around Downings varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 8°C (46.4°F) in March up to 13.6°C (56.5°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Downings 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 at Downings?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Downings is ca:
14°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Downings?

There are not many surf spots close to Downings. A good spot nearby is Ballyheirnan Bay, which is roughly 7km (29.2miles) away from Downings. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Ballyheirnan Bay and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Downings are West Strand, which is ca 47km (29.2miles) away, and Rossnowlagh, located 47.3km (29.4miles) from Downings.

Are there any other white sand beaches close by?

There are several other beautiful beaches near to Downings. The closest one is Marble Hill, which is just 2.4km (1.5miles) away from Downings. Another beach near Downings is Portnablagh, which is approximately 3.5km (2.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Downings?

The sea temperature at Downings is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (56°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, water temperatures drop down to 8°C (46°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Downings?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions change during fall when temperatures go up to 9 to 14°C (47-56°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Downings: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Downings...

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