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

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

Colchester is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a rather medium-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 109414 people. The water temperature around Colchester has significant variability year round. The temperature ranges from 6.2°C (43.2°F) in March up to 17.4°C (63.3°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Colchester 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 Colchester?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Colchester is ca:
12°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Colchester. A good spot nearby is Joss Bay, which is about 42.3km (27miles) away from Colchester. Click here for directions and for more information on Joss Bay and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Colchester are Broadstairs, which is ca 43.5km (27miles) away, and The Wall, located 44.6km (27.7miles) from Colchester.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are a few other gorgeous beaches in proximity to Colchester. The closest one is Clacton-on-Sea, which is 12.7km (7.9miles) away from Colchester. Another nice beach near Colchester is Clacton-on-Sea, which is approximately 12.7km (7.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Colchester?

The sea temperature around Colchester is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Colchester. However, during February, March, and April, water temperatures come down to approximately 6°C (43°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Colchester?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during June, July, and August when temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Colchester: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Colchester...

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