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

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

Waterford is a coastal city in Ireland. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 47904 people. The water temperature around Waterford changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 7.6°C (45.6°F) in March up to 14°C (57.1°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 Waterford 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 Waterford?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters close to Waterford is approximately:
8°C (47°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Waterford. The closest one is Tramore, which is 7.4km (7miles) away from Waterford. Click here for directions and for more information on Tramore and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Waterford are Annestown, which is ca 11.2km (7miles) away, and Inch Cork Area, located approximately 55.9km (34.7miles) from Waterford.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are other beautiful beaches in close proximity to Waterford. The closest one is Clogga, which is 7.3km (4.6miles) away from Waterford. Another beautiful beach near Waterford is Duncannon, which is roughly 8km (4.9miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Waterford?

The water temperature around Waterford is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°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 people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Waterford. Nevertheless, during early spring, sea temperatures come down to roughly 8°C (46°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some 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 bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Waterford?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when water temperatures reach 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Waterford: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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