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

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

Barham is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 1187 people. The water temperature around Barham has extreme variability year round. The temperature ranges from 6.4°C (43.5°F) in February up to 16.6°C (61.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Barham 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 Barham?

The current water temperature in the month of February near Barham is ca:
6°C (43°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Barham?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Barham. The closest one is Folkestone East Cliff Sands, which is only 8.2km (8.9miles) away from Barham. Click here for more information on Folkestone East Cliff Sands and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Barham are The Wall, which is ca 14.4km (8.9miles) away, and Broadstairs, located approximately 16.2km (10miles) from Barham.

Are there white sand beaches close to Barham?

There are several other nice beaches in proximity to Barham. The nearest one is Folkestone, which is only 8.6km (5.3miles) away from Barham. Another nice beach near Barham is Sandgate, which is ca 9.1km (5.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Barham?

The sea temperature around Barham is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Barham?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Barham: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Barham...

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