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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Bay of Biscay

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Bay of Biscay...

Bay of Biscay is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Bay of Biscay changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 12.6°C (54.7°F) in February up to 21.5°C (70.7°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Bay of Biscay 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 Bay of Biscay?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters near Bay of Biscay is about:
20°C (67°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Bay of Biscay. A spot that might be worth checking out is Covachos, which is just 36.6km (23miles) away from Bay of Biscay. Click here for directions and for more information on Covachos and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Bay of Biscay are Matalenas, which is approximately 37.1km (23miles) away, and El Muro, located ca 37.5km (23.3miles) from Bay of Biscay.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are not many beaches in close proximity to Bay of Biscay. A good beach nearby is El Sardinero, which is only 37.7km (23.4miles) away from Bay of Biscay. Another gorgeous beach near Bay of Biscay is Buelna, which is ca 52.1km (32.4miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Bay of Biscay?

The sea temperature at Bay of Biscay is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures drop down to approximately 13°C (55°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Bay of Biscay?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when temperatures go up to 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Bay of Biscay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Bay of Biscay...

Do you know what the the city Taglio in Italy, the city Cabatang in Philippines, and the city Chilliwack in Canada have in common with Bay of Biscay? Click on the links to find out...