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

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

Castleford is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 39142 people. The water temperature around Castleford changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.4°C (41.8°F) in February up to 13.7°C (56.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Castleford 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 Castleford?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters close to Castleford is approximately:
6°C (43°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Castleford. A spot, which is not too far away, is Cayton Bay, which is about 54.2km (33.9miles) away from Castleford. Click here for more information on Cayton Bay and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Castleford are South Bay, which is roughly 54.6km (33.9miles) away, and North bay, located roughly 55km (34.2miles) from Castleford.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are several beaches in proximity to Castleford. The nearest one is Helensburgh, which is 12.9km (8miles) away from Castleford. Another fun beach near Castleford is Dunoon, which is ca 16.7km (10.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Castleford?

The water temperature around Castleford 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 fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Castleford. However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures cool down to 5°C (42°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Castleford?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot 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 can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Castleford: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Castleford...

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