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

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

Balta is an island in United Kingdom. It is located in the Shetland Islands island group. The water temperature around Balta varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.5°C (45.5°F) in February up to 12.3°C (54.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Balta 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 Balta?

The current water temperature in the month of October in the waters close to Balta is approximately:
11°C (52°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are close to Balta. The closest decent spot is Thurso East, which is 177.8km (110.4miles) away from Balta. Click here for directions and for more information on Thurso East and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Ervika, which is approximately 213.5km (132.6miles) away from Balta. Another fun surfspot is Ervika, located roughly 213.5km (132.6miles) from Balta.

Are there beaches located close to Balta?

No, not many beaches are located in proximity to Balta. The next good beach is Thurso, which is more than 178.6km (110.9miles) away from Balta. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try St Andrews Beach, which is roughly 309.9km (192.5miles) away from Balta.

What wetsuit is needed for Balta?

The average water temperature around Balta is definitely cold, around 10°C (50°F), with very little variations during the year. Because of this, a 3/4mm wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Balta. However, it can get more chilly in the mornings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to wear boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are January, February, and March. It might be ok to use a 2/3mm wetsuit during relatively warm days in the summer, especially in the months of July, August, and September.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Balta?

Fishing and diving conditions are very similar throughout the year. The waters around Balta are nearly almost cold, reaching temperatures between 7 and 12°C (45-54°F). The following fish can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Balta: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Balta...

Do you know what the the city Banning in the United States, the city Barreiros in the Spain, and Tortugas Terrace have in common with Balta? Click on the links to find out...