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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Barry, England

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

Barry is a beach in England. The water temperature around Barry has significant variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.6°C (42.1°F) in February up to 16.7°C (62.1°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Barry 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 at Barry?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Barry is approximately:
6°C (42°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Barry. The nearest one is Southerndown, which is just 14.3km (10miles) away from Barry. Click here to check out more information on Southerndown and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Barry are Ogmore, which is approximately 16.2km (10miles) away, and Rest Bay, located 20km (12.4miles) from Barry.

Are there any other nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few other gorgeous beaches near to Barry. The nearest one is Penarth, which is just 5.4km (3.4miles) away from Barry. Another nice beach near Barry is Aberystwyth, which is approximately 8km (5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Barry?

The water temperature at Barry is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Barry. However, during late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of roughly 6°C (42°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Barry?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during August, September, and October when water temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Barry: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Barry...

Do you know what the Volador Spur , Gumdrop Seamount , and the city Laudun-lArdoise in France have in common with Barry? Click on the links to find out...