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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Bristol Channel

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Bristol Channel...

Bristol Channel is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Bristol Channel has slight variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.4°C (45.3°F) in February up to 16.2°C (61.1°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Bristol Channel 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 Bristol Channel?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters close to Bristol Channel is approximately:
8°C (46°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Bristol Channel. The closest one is Coombesgate Beach, which is just 16.3km (10.4miles) away from Bristol Channel. Click here to check out more information on Coombesgate Beach and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Bristol Channel are Woolacombe bay, which is roughly 16.7km (10.4miles) away, and Putsborough Beach, located approximately 17.8km (11.1miles) from Bristol Channel.

Are there nice beaches in close proximity to Bristol Channel?

Yes, there are other nice beaches near to Bristol Channel. The nearest one is Woolacombe, which is only 16.9km (10.5miles) away from Bristol Channel. Another nice beach near Bristol Channel is Ilfracombe, which is approximately 18.4km (11.4miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Bristol Channel?

The water temperature at Bristol Channel is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to 7°C (45°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Bristol Channel?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during fall when temperatures reach 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Bristol Channel: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Bristol Channel...

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