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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Mount Merrion, Ireland

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Mount Merrion...

Mount Merrion is a coastal city in Ireland. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 7846 people. The water temperature around Mount Merrion varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.9°C (44.5°F) in March up to 14.3°C (57.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Mount Merrion 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 Mount Merrion?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Mount Merrion is approximately:
9°C (49°F)

Are there surf spots close to Mount Merrion?

There are not too many surf spots close to Mount Merrion. A spot, which is not too far away, is Clogherhead, which is about 38.6km (47.3miles) away from Mount Merrion. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Clogherhead and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Mount Merrion are Hells Mouth, which is ca 76.2km (47.3miles) away, and Tramore, located roughly 88.1km (54.7miles) from Mount Merrion.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are several other gorgeous beaches in proximity to Mount Merrion. The closest one is Merrion Strand, which is just 1.5km (0.9miles) away from Mount Merrion. Another gorgeous beach near Mount Merrion is Sandymount Strand, which is approximately 2.3km (1.4miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Mount Merrion?

The water temperature around Mount Merrion is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (58°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during early spring, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 7°C (44°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Mount Merrion?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 9 to 14°C (49-58°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Mount Merrion: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Mount Merrion...

Do you know what the Coriolis Trough , Cerkwica in Poland, and the city Canovelles in Spain have in common with Mount Merrion? Click on the links to find out...