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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Aberystwyth, Wales

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

Aberystwyth is a beach in Wales. The water temperature around Aberystwyth has moderate variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.6°C (43.9°F) in February up to 16.4°C (61.6°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 Aberystwyth 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 Aberystwyth?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Aberystwyth is approximately:
16°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots close to Aberystwyth?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Aberystwyth. The closest one is The Trap-Aberystwyth, which is just 0.6km (7.3miles) away from Aberystwyth. Click here for more information on The Trap-Aberystwyth and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Aberystwyth are Tywyn, which is approximately 11.8km (7.3miles) away, and Hells Mouth, located ca 34.4km (21.3miles) from Aberystwyth.

Are there any other beaches near Aberystwyth?

No, there are not too many beaches near to Aberystwyth. The next good one is Poppit Sands, which is only 33.8km (21miles) away from Aberystwyth. Another beautiful beach near Aberystwyth is Fishguard, which is 47.9km (29.7miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Aberystwyth?

The water temperature at Aberystwyth is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (62°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, temperatures come down to roughly 7°C (44°F). In this season, 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 good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold 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 close to Aberystwyth?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during July, August, and September when water temperatures reach 11 to 16°C (53-62°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Aberystwyth: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Aberystwyth...

Do you know what the the city White Oak in the United States, the city Salas in the Spain, and the city Nungua in the Ghana have in common with Aberystwyth? Click on the links to find out...