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

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

Skerries is a beach in Ireland. The water temperature around Skerries changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 7.4°C (45.3°F) in February up to 15.2°C (59.3°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Skerries 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 Skerries?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Skerries is ca:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Skerries. A spot that might be worth checking out is Clogherhead, which is roughly 20km (51.6miles) away from Skerries. Click here for more information on Clogherhead and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Skerries are Hells Mouth, which is 83.1km (51.6miles) away, and Bundoran, located approximately 107.3km (66.6miles) from Skerries.

Are there any other white sand beaches near by?

There are several other beaches near to Skerries. The nearest one is Loughshinny Beach, which is 2.4km (1.5miles) away from Skerries. Another good beach near Skerries is Balbriggan, which is roughly 3.6km (2.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Skerries?

The sea temperature at Skerries is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3-4mm 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 . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of nearly 7°C (45°F). During this time, 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 amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Skerries?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when sea temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Skerries: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Skerries...

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