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

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

Cardigan is a coastal city in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Cardigan varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 7.1°C (44.8°F) in March up to 15.1°C (59.2°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Cardigan 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 Cardigan?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters around Cardigan is ca:
8°C (46°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Cardigan. A good spot nearby is Newgale, which is about 25.4km (17.5miles) away from Cardigan. Click here to check out more information on Newgale and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Cardigan are Broadhaven North, which is approximately 28.2km (17.5miles) away, and Freshwater East, located approximately 31.5km (19.6miles) from Cardigan.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are several beautiful beaches in proximity to Cardigan. The nearest one is Poppit Sands, which is just 1.9km (1.2miles) away from Cardigan. Another good beach near Cardigan is Fishguard, which is roughly 14.7km (9.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Cardigan?

The sea temperature around Cardigan is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, water temperatures drop down to 7°C (45°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly 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 Cardigan?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during fall when water temperatures range from 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Cardigan: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Cardigan...

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