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

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

Rossnowlagh is a beach in Ireland. The water temperature around Rossnowlagh changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.8°C (44.2°F) in December up to 16°C (60.9°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Rossnowlagh 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 Rossnowlagh?

The current water temperature in the month of October at Rossnowlagh is approximately:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Rossnowlagh. The nearest one is Rossnowlagh, which is only 1.3km (2.9miles) away from Rossnowlagh. Click here for more information on Rossnowlagh and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Rossnowlagh are Tullan Strand, which is roughly 4.6km (2.9miles) away, and Bundoran, located ca 6.1km (3.8miles) from Rossnowlagh.

Are there any other beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few beaches close to Rossnowlagh. The nearest one is Murvagh, which is 3.9km (2.4miles) away from Rossnowlagh. Another good beach near Rossnowlagh is Bundoran, which is approximately 6.1km (3.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Rossnowlagh?

The water temperature at Rossnowlagh is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Rossnowlagh. However, during November, December, and January, sea temperatures come down to nearly 7°C (44°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Rossnowlagh?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during 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 November, December, and January. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during August, September, and October when temperatures go up to 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Rossnowlagh: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Rossnowlagh...

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