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

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

Bressay is an island in United Kingdom. It is one of the islands of the Shetland Islands island group. The water temperature around Bressay has average variability year round. The temperature ranges from 6.7°C (44°F) in March up to 12.6°C (54.7°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Bressay 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?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters around Bressay is ca:
12°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to Bressay. A good spot nearby is Thurso East, which is 137.6km (85.5miles) away from Bressay. Click here to check out more information on Thurso East and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing Fraserburgh, which is approximately 173.3km (107.7miles) away from Bressay. Another good surfspot is Fraserburgh, located roughly 173.3km (107.7miles) from Bressay.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

Not many beaches are located in proximity to Bressay. A beach, which is not too far away, is Thurso, which is more than 138.5km (86miles) away from Bressay. If you have some extra time, you can also try St Andrews Beach, which is roughly 266.4km (165.5miles) away from Bressay.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Bressay?

The sea temperature around Bressay 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 ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures drop down to nearly 7°C (44°F). In this season, 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 periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Bressay?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Bressay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Bressay...

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