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

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

Dunfermline is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 38960 people. The water temperature around Dunfermline varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5°C (41°F) in February up to 13°C (55.4°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 Dunfermline 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 Dunfermline?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters close to Dunfermline is approximately:
5°C (42°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Dunfermline. A spot that might be worth checking out is Pease Bay, which is just 44.6km (32.9miles) away from Dunfermline. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Pease Bay and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Dunfermline are Coldingham Bay, which is approximately 52.9km (32.9miles) away, and Bamburgh, located ca 75.1km (46.6miles) from Dunfermline.

Are there beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to Dunfermline. The closest decent beach is Burntisland, which is just 8.7km (5.4miles) away from Dunfermline. Another good beach near Dunfermline is St Andrews Beach, which is roughly 31.1km (19.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Dunfermline?

The water temperature around Dunfermline is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (55°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Dunfermline. However, during late winter, temperatures cool down to roughly 5°C (41°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Dunfermline?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Dunfermline: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Dunfermline...

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