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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Dornoch, England

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

Dornoch is a beach in England. The water temperature around Dornoch changes significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.5°F) in February up to 18.9°C (66°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Dornoch 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 at Dornoch?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Dornoch is approximately:
12°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots close to Dornoch?

There are not too many surf spots close to Dornoch. A spot, which is not too far away, is Shoreham, which is 49.4km (30.7miles) away from Dornoch. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Shoreham and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Dornoch are Hot pipe, which is ca 49.4km (30.7miles) away, and Brighton West Pier, located approximately 49.4km (30.7miles) from Dornoch.

Are there any other nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are some other gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Dornoch. The closest one is Tenby, which is just 4km (2.5miles) away from Dornoch. Another beach near Dornoch is Gourock, which is approximately 6.7km (4.1miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Dornoch?

The water temperature at Dornoch is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to roughly 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, 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 advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Dornoch?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Dornoch: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Dornoch...

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