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

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

Bathgate is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 15337 people. The water temperature around Bathgate changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 5°C (41°F) in February up to 13°C (55.4°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 Bathgate 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 Bathgate?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters near Bathgate is about:
9°C (48°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Bathgate. The next good one is Pease Bay, which is roughly 50.8km (36.4miles) away from Bathgate. Click here for more information on Pease Bay and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Bathgate are Coldingham Bay, which is approximately 58.7km (36.4miles) away, and Bamburgh, located 77.9km (48.4miles) from Bathgate.

Are there beautiful beaches located close to Bathgate?

No, there are not many beaches near to Bathgate. The closest decent beach is Burntisland, which is 19.2km (11.9miles) away from Bathgate. Another beach near Bathgate is Dunbar, which is ca 41.8km (26miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Bathgate?

The water temperature around Bathgate 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 be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Bathgate. Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures drop down to roughly 5°C (41°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Bathgate?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when water temperatures reach 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Bathgate: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Bathgate...

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