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

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

Copinsay is an island in United Kingdom. It is one of the islands of the Orkney Islands island group. The water temperature around Copinsay has average variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.3°C (43.3°F) in March up to 12°C (53.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Copinsay 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 Copinsay?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters around Copinsay is ca:
10°C (51°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Copinsay. A spot, which is not too far away, is Thurso East, which is just 36.3km (22.8miles) away from Copinsay. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Thurso East and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Copinsay are Thurso beach, which is roughly 36.7km (22.8miles) away, and Sandend, located ca 84.1km (52.2miles) from Copinsay.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

Not many beaches are in proximity to Copinsay. The closest decent one is Thurso, which is almost 37.1km (23miles) away from Copinsay. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit St Andrews Beach, which is ca 170.9km (106.1miles) away from Copinsay.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Copinsay?

The sea temperature around Copinsay is pretty cold, reaching up to 12°C (54°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures cool down to approximately 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, 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 better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Copinsay?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit 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 can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures range from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Copinsay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Copinsay...

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