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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Blandford Forum, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Blandford Forum...

Blandford Forum is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a quite little city close to the water with a population of 10073 people. The water temperature around Blandford Forum changes significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.7°F) in February up to 17.3°C (63.1°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Blandford Forum 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 Blandford Forum?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Blandford Forum is about:
16°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots near Blandford Forum?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Blandford Forum. The closest one is Bournemouth Pier, which is just 16.1km (10.6miles) away from Blandford Forum. Click here for directions and for more information on Bournemouth Pier and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Blandford Forum are Boscombe Pier, which is ca 17km (10.6miles) away, and Kimmeridge Bay Bench, located roughly 17.4km (10.8miles) from Blandford Forum.

Are there beaches near Blandford Forum?

Yes, there are some nice beaches close to Blandford Forum. The closest one is Poole, which is only 12.6km (7.8miles) away from Blandford Forum. Another beach near Blandford Forum is Sandbanks, which is roughly 15.4km (9.6miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Blandford Forum?

The water temperature around Blandford Forum is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of 6°C (43°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Blandford Forum?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Blandford Forum: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Blandford Forum...

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