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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Crawley Down, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Crawley Down...

Crawley Down is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a fairly dense city close to the water with a population of 4300 people. The water temperature around Crawley Down changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 6.8°C (44.3°F) in March up to 16.5°C (61.8°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 Crawley Down 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 Crawley Down?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Crawley Down is about:
10°C (49°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Crawley Down?

There are not many surf spots close to Crawley Down. A spot that might be worth checking out is Brighton West Pier, which is about 21km (13.2miles) away from Crawley Down. Click here for directions and for more information on Brighton West Pier and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Crawley Down are Shoreham, which is ca 21.3km (13.2miles) away, and Hot pipe, located 21.3km (13.2miles) from Crawley Down.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are not too many beaches in close proximity to Crawley Down. One beach, which is not too far away, is Fairbourne, which is only 20.2km (12.6miles) away from Crawley Down. Another gorgeous beach near Crawley Down is Brighton, which is roughly 20.8km (12.9miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Crawley Down?

The sea temperature around Crawley Down is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Crawley Down. However, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures drop down to nearly 7°C (44°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Crawley Down?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Crawley Down: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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