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

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

Portballintrae is a surf spot in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Portballintrae varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 7.2°C (45°F) in April up to 13.5°C (56.3°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Portballintrae 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 Portballintrae?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Portballintrae is about:
9°C (48°F)

Are there any other surf spots near Portballintrae?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Portballintrae. The nearest one is White Rocks, which is only 3.2km (2miles) away from Portballintrae. Click here to check out more information on White Rocks and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Portballintrae is East Strand, which is ca 4.3km (2.7miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in close proximity to Portballintrae. A good beach nearby is Portstewart Strand, which is 8km (5miles) away from Portballintrae. Another fun beach near Portballintrae is Culdaff, approximately 25.2km (15.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Portballintrae?

The water temperature at Portballintrae is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (56°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Portballintrae. Nevertheless, during March, April, and May, temperatures cool down to nearly 7°C (45°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Portballintrae?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during March, April, and May. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (47-56°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Portballintrae: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Portballintrae...

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