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

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

Portrane is a beach in Ireland. The water temperature around Portrane changes moderately during 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 Portrane 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 Portrane?

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

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Portrane. The next good one is Clogherhead, which is just 25.8km (49.4miles) away from Portrane. Click here for more information on Clogherhead and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Portrane are Hells Mouth, which is roughly 79.6km (49.4miles) away, and Tramore, located 101.9km (63.3miles) from Portrane.

Are there any other beaches located close to Portrane?

Yes, there are a few nice beaches close to Portrane. The nearest one is Donabate, which is 1.6km (1miles) away from Portrane. Another good beach near Portrane is Ardmore Beach, which is roughly 2.2km (1.4miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Portrane?

The water temperature at Portrane 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 required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Portrane. However, during February, March, and April, temperatures reach lows of approximately 7°C (44°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly 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 near Portrane?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing 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 can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (49-58°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Portrane: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Portrane...

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