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

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

Rathlin is an island in United Kingdom. It is part of the Northern Ireland island group. The water temperature around Rathlin has a large variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.5°F) in February up to 18.9°C (66°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 Rathlin 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 Rathlin?

The current water temperature in the month of November in the waters near Rathlin is about:
7°C (44°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Rathlin. A spot that might be worth checking out is Shoreham, which is 63.8km (39.7miles) away from Rathlin. Click here for directions and for more information on Shoreham and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Rathlin are Hot pipe, which is roughly 63.8km (39.7miles) away, and Brighton West Pier, located roughly 64.9km (40.3miles) from Rathlin.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are not many beaches in close proximity to Rathlin. A beach that might be worth checking out is Tenby, which is only 19km (11.8miles) away from Rathlin. Another beautiful beach near Rathlin is Dornoch, 22.8km (14.2miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Rathlin?

The sea temperature around Rathlin is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°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 people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures come down to nearly 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Rathlin?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures go up to 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Rathlin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Rathlin...

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