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

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

Rathmines is a coastal city in Ireland. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the water with a population of 11044 people. The water temperature around Rathmines has moderate variability throughout 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 Rathmines 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 Rathmines?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Rathmines is approximately:
12°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots near Rathmines?

There are not too many surf spots close to Rathmines. The closest decent spot is Clogherhead, which is 37.2km (48.9miles) away from Rathmines. Click here for more information on Clogherhead and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Rathmines are Hells Mouth, which is ca 78.7km (48.9miles) away, and Tramore, located approximately 88.5km (54.9miles) from Rathmines.

Are there nice beaches near Rathmines?

Yes, there are some other beautiful beaches in close proximity to Rathmines. The nearest one is Merrion Strand, which is only 2.3km (1.4miles) away from Rathmines. Another fun beach near Rathmines is Sandymount Strand, which is 2.7km (1.7miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Rathmines?

The water temperature around Rathmines 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 recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Rathmines. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures come down to 7°C (44°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Rathmines?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving 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 usually change during summer when temperatures reach 9 to 14°C (49-58°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Rathmines: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Rathmines...

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