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

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

Aberdeen is a surf spot in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Aberdeen varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 5.5°C (42°F) in March up to 12.7°C (54.9°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (48°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Aberdeen 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 Aberdeen?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Aberdeen is about:
7°C (45°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Aberdeen. The closest one is Nigg Bay, which is only 2.3km (1.4miles) away from Aberdeen. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Nigg Bay and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Aberdeen is Fraserburgh, which is approximately 35.9km (22.3miles) away.

Are there beaches in proximity to Aberdeen?

There are not many beaches near to Aberdeen. The closest decent beach is St Andrews Beach, which is only 61km (37.9miles) away from Aberdeen. Another fun beach near Aberdeen is Dunbar, which is approximately 84.3km (52.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Aberdeen?

The sea temperature at Aberdeen is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (55°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Aberdeen. However, during early spring, temperatures come down to approximately 6°C (42°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine 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 carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Aberdeen?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures range from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Aberdeen: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Aberdeen...

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