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

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

Alva is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a fairly dense city close to the water with a population of 5130 people. The water temperature around Alva changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 5°C (41°F) in February up to 13°C (55.4°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Alva 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 Alva?

The current water temperature in the month of August near Alva is about:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Alva?

There are not many surf spots close to Alva. The closest decent spot is Pease Bay, which is just 59km (41.8miles) away from Alva. Click here for directions and for more information on Pease Bay and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Alva are Coldingham Bay, which is 67.3km (41.8miles) away, and Bamburgh, located ca 89.7km (55.7miles) from Alva.

Are there gorgeous beaches near Alva?

There are not too many beaches near to Alva. The closest decent beach is Burntisland, which is only 23km (14.3miles) away from Alva. Another beach near Alva is St Andrews Beach, approximately 37.4km (23.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Alva?

The sea temperature around Alva 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 be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Alva. However, during late winter, water temperatures come down to 5°C (41°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly 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 Alva?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when water temperatures range from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Alva: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Alva...

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