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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Newtownards, United Kingdom

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

Newtownards is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 29363 people. The water temperature around Newtownards has moderate variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.9°C (44.4°F) in March up to 13.3°C (55.9°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Newtownards 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 Newtownards?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Newtownards is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close to Newtownards?

There are not too many surf spots close to Newtownards. The closest decent spot is Portballintrae, which is just 54.8km (34.5miles) away from Newtownards. Click here for more information on Portballintrae and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Newtownards are Clogherhead, which is ca 55.5km (34.5miles) away, and White Rocks, located approximately 55.9km (34.7miles) from Newtownards.

Are there nice beaches near Newtownards?

No, there are not too many beaches close to Newtownards. The closest decent beach is Portstewart Strand, which is only 57.3km (35.6miles) away from Newtownards. Another beautiful beach near Newtownards is Clogherhead, which is roughly 59.7km (37.1miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Newtownards?

The water temperature around Newtownards is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°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 be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures come down to nearly 7°C (44°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required 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 recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Newtownards?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change 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. The conditions normally change during fall when water temperatures reach 8 to 13°C (47-56°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Newtownards: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Newtownards...

Do you know what the the city Saint-Ciers-sur-Gironde in France, the city Jiale in China, and the city Pontal do Parana in Brazil have in common with Newtownards? Click on the links to find out...