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

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

Driffield is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 11495 people. The water temperature around Driffield has average variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.6°C (42.1°F) in February up to 13.7°C (56.7°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Driffield 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 Driffield?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters close to Driffield is approximately:
13°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Driffield. The nearest one is Cayton Bay, which is only 16.9km (11.8miles) away from Driffield. Click here for directions and for more information on Cayton Bay and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Driffield are South Bay, which is 19km (11.8miles) away, and North bay, located ca 19.7km (12.2miles) from Driffield.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are several gorgeous beaches in proximity to Driffield. The closest one is Bridlington, which is only 11.4km (7.1miles) away from Driffield. Another beach near Driffield is Hornsea, which is ca 12.9km (8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Driffield?

The water temperature around Driffield is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Driffield. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to 6°C (42°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Driffield?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Driffield: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Driffield...

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