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

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

Dolgellau is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a quite dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 2434 people. The water temperature around Dolgellau varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 6.6°C (43.9°F) in February up to 16°C (60.8°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Dolgellau 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 Dolgellau?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters near Dolgellau is about:
15°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Dolgellau. The next good one is Tywyn, which is roughly 13.9km (15.3miles) away from Dolgellau. Click here to check out more information on Tywyn and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Dolgellau are The Trap-Aberystwyth, which is roughly 24.6km (15.3miles) away, and Hells Mouth, located ca 29.3km (18.2miles) from Dolgellau.

Are there beaches in proximity to Dolgellau?

There are not many beaches near to Dolgellau. The next good one is Aberystwyth, which is 24.1km (14.9miles) away from Dolgellau. Another fun beach near Dolgellau is Colwyn Bay, which is ca 38.8km (24.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Dolgellau?

The sea temperature around Dolgellau is pretty cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 4/3 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 . However, during late winter, temperatures drop down to nearly 7°C (44°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods 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 diving and fishing near Dolgellau?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during August, September, and October when sea temperatures range from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Dolgellau: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Dolgellau...

Do you know what the the city Mataywanac in the Philippines, the city Puurs in the Belgium, and the island Redhead in the United States have in common with Dolgellau? Click on the links to find out...