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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Faeroe-Shetland Channel

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Faeroe-Shetland Channel...

Faeroe-Shetland Channel is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Faeroe-Shetland Channel varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 6.9°C (44.5°F) in January up to 11.9°C (53.5°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 Faeroe-Shetland Channel 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 Faeroe-Shetland Channel?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Faeroe-Shetland Channel is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are in close proximity to Faeroe-Shetland Channel. A good spot nearby is Thurso East, which is more than 166.6km (103.5miles) away from Faeroe-Shetland Channel. Click here for directions and for more information on Thurso East and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Sandwood Bay, which is ca 174km (108.1miles) away from Faeroe-Shetland Channel. Another surfspot is Sandwood Bay, located 174km (108.1miles) from Faeroe-Shetland Channel.

Are there beaches near by?

Not many beaches are in proximity to Faeroe-Shetland Channel. The closest decent one is Thurso, which is 167.2km (103.8miles) away from Faeroe-Shetland Channel. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out St Andrews Beach, 318.2km (197.6miles) away from Faeroe-Shetland Channel.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Faeroe-Shetland Channel?

The average sea temperature at Faeroe-Shetland Channel is definitely cold, around 9°C (49°F), with only little variations throughout the year. Hence, a 3/4mm wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Faeroe-Shetland Channel. However, it can get more chilly in the mornings and in the evenings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to bring boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are December, January, and February. It might be ok to use a 2/3mm wetsuit during relatively warm days in the summer, especially in the months of July, August, and September.

How is the diving and fishing near Faeroe-Shetland Channel?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions are very constant throughout the year. The waters are nearly almost cold, reaching temperatures between 7 and 12°C (44-53°F). The following fish can often times be found in waters of this temperature range: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Faeroe-Shetland Channel: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Faeroe-Shetland Channel...

Do you know what the the city SantAndrea in Italy, the city Hot in Albania, and the city Dumingag in Philippines have in common with Faeroe-Shetland Channel? Click on the links to find out...