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

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

Chichester is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a quite little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 28222 people. The water temperature around Chichester has slight variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7°C (44.7°F) in March up to 17°C (62.5°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Chichester 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 Chichester?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Chichester is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Chichester. The closest one is Bracklesham Bay, which is 6.4km (4miles) away from Chichester. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Bracklesham Bay and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Chichester are East Witterings, which is 6.5km (4miles) away, and West Wittering, located roughly 7km (4.4miles) from Chichester.

Are there beautiful beaches located close to Chichester?

Yes, there are a few nice beaches in proximity to Chichester. The closest one is Swansea, which is only 5.8km (3.6miles) away from Chichester. Another good beach near Chichester is Bognor Regis, which is roughly 6km (3.7miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Chichester?

The water temperature around Chichester is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Chichester. However, during early spring, temperatures come down to approximately 7°C (45°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Chichester?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary 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 are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Chichester: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Chichester...

Do you know what the the city Haillicourt in France, the city Veronella in Italy, and the city Hamoraon in Philippines have in common with Chichester? Click on the links to find out...