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

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

Dorchester is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a comparatively little coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 16879 people. The water temperature around Dorchester varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.9°C (44.3°F) in March up to 16.1°C (61°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Dorchester 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 Dorchester?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters close to Dorchester is approximately:
9°C (48°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Dorchester. The closest one is Kimmeridge Bay Bench, which is 15.1km (9.5miles) away from Dorchester. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Kimmeridge Bay Bench and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Dorchester are Kimmeridge The Ledges, which is ca 15.3km (9.5miles) away, and Bournemouth Pier, located 24.4km (15.2miles) from Dorchester.

Are there nice beaches in close proximity to Dorchester?

Yes, there are more nice beaches in close proximity to Dorchester. The closest one is Bowleaze Cove, which is just 5.6km (3.5miles) away from Dorchester. Another beach near Dorchester is Ringstead Bay, which is roughly 5.7km (3.5miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Dorchester?

The water temperature around Dorchester is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during February, March, and April, water temperatures drop down to 7°C (44°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Dorchester?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Dorchester: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Dorchester...

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