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

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

Barnsley is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a comparatively average coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 71447 people. The water temperature around Barnsley has significant variability year round. The temperature ranges from 4.9°C (40.8°F) in February up to 17.7°C (63.9°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 Barnsley 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 Barnsley?

The current water temperature in the month of February in the waters close to Barnsley is approximately:
5°C (41°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Barnsley. A spot, which is not too far away, is Cayton Bay, which is about 66.1km (41.5miles) away from Barnsley. Click here for directions and for more information on Cayton Bay and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Barnsley are South Bay, which is approximately 66.8km (41.5miles) away, and North bay, located roughly 67.3km (41.8miles) from Barnsley.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few gorgeous beaches in proximity to Barnsley. The closest one is Helensburgh, which is 0.8km (0.5miles) away from Barnsley. Another beautiful beach near Barnsley is Shell Island Wales, which is roughly 16.3km (10.1miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Barnsley?

The water temperature around Barnsley is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures drop down to nearly 5°C (41°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Barnsley?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba 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 winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Barnsley: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Barnsley...

Do you know what the the city Thap Put in Thailand, the city Kokkinochoma in Greece, and the city Saint-Dolay in France have in common with Barnsley? Click on the links to find out...