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

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

Newcastle is a coastal city in Ireland. It is a comparatively little coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 2659 people. The water temperature around Newcastle 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 Newcastle 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 Newcastle?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters close to Newcastle is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Newcastle. The closest decent spot is Clogherhead, which is 39.9km (51.9miles) away from Newcastle. Click here to check out more information on Clogherhead and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Newcastle are Tramore, which is roughly 83.6km (51.9miles) away, and Annestown, located approximately 87.2km (54.1miles) from Newcastle.

Are there beautiful beaches in close proximity to Newcastle?

Yes, there are other beautiful beaches in close proximity to Newcastle. The nearest one is Merrion Strand, which is just 12.2km (7.6miles) away from Newcastle. Another nice beach near Newcastle is Sandymount Strand, which is ca 12.7km (7.9miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Newcastle?

The water temperature around Newcastle 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 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures cool down to 7°C (44°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 might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Newcastle?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when temperatures reach 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 Newcastle: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Newcastle...

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