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

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

Carnforth is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a rather small-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 5469 people. The water temperature around Carnforth has extreme variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.5°C (41.9°F) in February up to 16°C (60.7°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Carnforth 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 Carnforth?

The current water temperature in the month of August near Carnforth is ca:
15°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Carnforth. The next good one is Seaton Carew, which is about 73.7km (49miles) away from Carnforth. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Seaton Carew and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Carnforth are Saltburn, which is ca 78.9km (49miles) away, and South Shields, located 81.3km (50.5miles) from Carnforth.

Are there white sand beaches close to Carnforth?

There are several other nice beaches in proximity to Carnforth. The closest one is Morecambe, which is just 5km (3.1miles) away from Carnforth. Another nice beach near Carnforth is Morecambe Bay, which is ca 5.6km (3.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Carnforth?

The sea temperature around Carnforth is pretty cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°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 people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Carnforth. Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures drop down to roughly 5°C (42°F). During these months, a 5/4 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 very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Carnforth?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (42-51°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during fall when sea temperatures go up to 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Carnforth: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Carnforth...

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