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

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

Johnstown is a coastal city in Ireland. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 1004 people. The water temperature around Johnstown has average variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.9°C (44.5°F) in March up to 13.9°C (57°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Johnstown 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 Johnstown?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters close to Johnstown is approximately:
10°C (50°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Johnstown. A spot that might be worth checking out is Clogherhead, which is roughly 45.5km (48.4miles) away from Johnstown. Click here for more information on Clogherhead and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Johnstown are Tramore, which is ca 78km (48.4miles) away, and Annestown, located roughly 81.3km (50.5miles) from Johnstown.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few beaches near to Johnstown. The nearest one is Merrion Strand, which is only 18.1km (11.2miles) away from Johnstown. Another nice beach near Johnstown is Sandymount Strand, which is roughly 18.6km (11.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Johnstown?

The water temperature around Johnstown is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Johnstown. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures cool down to roughly 7°C (44°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Johnstown?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when water temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Johnstown: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Johnstown...

Do you know what the the city Burirao in the Philippines, the city Otsu-shi in the Japan, and the city Tamalous in the Algeria have in common with Johnstown? Click on the links to find out...