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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Bressay Bank

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Bressay Bank...

Bressay Bank is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Bressay Bank changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.7°C (44°F) in March up to 13.8°C (56.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Bressay Bank 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 Bressay Bank?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Bressay Bank is approximately:
7°C (44°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are located in close proximity to Bressay Bank. A spot that might be worth checking out is Fraserburgh, which is 140.4km (87.2miles) away from Bressay Bank. Click here for more information on Fraserburgh and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Thurso beach, which is approximately 141km (87.6miles) away from Bressay Bank. Another surfspot is Thurso beach, located approximately 141km (87.6miles) from Bressay Bank.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are near to Bressay Bank. A good beach nearby is Thurso, which is more than 141.4km (87.8miles) away from Bressay Bank. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try St Andrews Beach, approximately 234.9km (145.9miles) away from Bressay Bank.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Bressay Bank?

The water temperature at Bressay Bank is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Bressay Bank. However, during early spring, water temperatures drop down to roughly 7°C (44°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended 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 periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Bressay Bank?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Bressay Bank: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Bressay Bank...

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