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

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

Ballater is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a comparatively little city close to the ocean with a population of 1466 people. The water temperature around Ballater has average variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.6°C (42°F) in March up to 12.9°C (55.3°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 Ballater 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 Ballater?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Ballater is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Ballater. The closest decent spot is Aberdeen, which is just 36.8km (23.1miles) away from Ballater. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Aberdeen and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Ballater are Nigg Bay, which is ca 37.2km (23.1miles) away, and Sandend, located roughly 45km (28miles) from Ballater.

Are there beautiful beaches located close to Ballater?

No, there are not many beaches close to Ballater. A good beach nearby is St Andrews Beach, which is just 42.9km (26.6miles) away from Ballater. Another nice beach near Ballater is Burntisland, which is 68.9km (42.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Ballater?

The water temperature around Ballater 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 ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during early spring, temperatures come down to 6°C (42°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok 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 bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Ballater?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when water 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 Ballater: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ballater...

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