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

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

Blackburn is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 1136 people. The water temperature around Blackburn changes dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.2°C (41.4°F) in March up to 16.3°C (61.3°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Blackburn 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 Blackburn?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters around Blackburn is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Blackburn. The nearest one is Aberdeen, which is only 8.3km (6.1miles) away from Blackburn. Click here for more information on Aberdeen and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Blackburn are Nigg Bay, which is ca 9.9km (6.1miles) away, and Fraserburgh, located ca 34.7km (21.6miles) from Blackburn.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

There are not many beaches in proximity to Blackburn. The closest decent beach is St Andrews Beach, which is only 59.4km (36.9miles) away from Blackburn. Another beach near Blackburn is Dunbar, 85.5km (53.1miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Blackburn?

The sea temperature around Blackburn is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during February, March, and April, water temperatures reach lows of nearly 5°C (41°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 periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Blackburn?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, 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 spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during June, July, and August when temperatures go up to 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Blackburn: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Blackburn...

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