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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Colwyn Bay...

Colwyn Bay is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 30829 people. The water temperature around Colwyn Bay varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.2°C (41.3°F) in February up to 14.9°C (58.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Colwyn Bay 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 Colwyn Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Colwyn Bay is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Colwyn Bay. A good spot nearby is Hells Mouth, which is about 48.7km (31.9miles) away from Colwyn Bay. Click here to check out more information on Hells Mouth and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Colwyn Bay are Tywyn, which is approximately 51.4km (31.9miles) away, and The Trap-Aberystwyth, located ca 63.1km (39.2miles) from Colwyn Bay.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few other beautiful beaches in proximity to Colwyn Bay. The nearest one is Colwyn Bay, which is just 0.1km (0.1miles) away from Colwyn Bay. Another beautiful beach near Colwyn Bay is Rhyl, which is 11.5km (7.1miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Colwyn Bay?

The water temperature around Colwyn Bay is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Colwyn Bay. However, during late winter, sea temperatures come down to approximately 5°C (41°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is required 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 chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Colwyn Bay?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Colwyn Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Colwyn Bay...

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