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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Portrush, England

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

Portrush is a beach in England. The water temperature around Portrush varies dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.7°F) in February up to 17.1°C (62.8°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Portrush 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 Portrush?

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

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Portrush. A spot, which is not too far away, is Tywyn, which is about 94.6km (60.4miles) away from Portrush. Click here for directions and for more information on Tywyn and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Portrush are Cayton Bay, which is 97.3km (60.4miles) away, and South Bay, located approximately 97.5km (60.5miles) from Portrush.

Are there any other beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few other gorgeous beaches in proximity to Portrush. The closest one is Criccieth, which is 3km (1.9miles) away from Portrush. Another fun beach near Portrush is Abersoch, which is approximately 4.6km (2.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Portrush?

The water temperature at Portrush is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to roughly 5°C (41°F). During this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Portrush?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Portrush: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Portrush...

Do you know what the the city Vagator in India, the city Little River in Australia, and the city Alonte in Italy have in common with Portrush? Click on the links to find out...