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

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

Edinburgh is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a quite mid-size city close to the water with a population of 435791 people. The water temperature around Edinburgh has moderate variability during 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 illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Edinburgh is about:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Edinburgh?

There are not many surf spots close to Edinburgh. A spot, which is not too far away, is Pease Bay, which is roughly 33.4km (25.8miles) away from Edinburgh. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Pease Bay and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Edinburgh are Coldingham Bay, which is ca 41.5km (25.8miles) away, and Bamburgh, located ca 62.4km (38.7miles) from Edinburgh.

Are there beaches near by?

There are not too many beaches in close proximity to Edinburgh. The next good one is Burntisland, which is just 7.5km (4.7miles) away from Edinburgh. Another nice beach near Edinburgh is Dunbar, which is roughly 24.3km (15.1miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Edinburgh?

The sea temperature around Edinburgh 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 people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, temperatures cool down to 5°C (41°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 people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts 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 diving and fishing close to Edinburgh?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving 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 love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Edinburgh: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Edinburgh...

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