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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Flat Holm, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Flat Holm...

Flat Holm is an island in United Kingdom. It is located in the Bristol Channel island group. The water temperature around Flat Holm varies significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.6°C (42.1°F) in February up to 16.7°C (62.1°F) in the month of September, 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 early fall, since Flat Holm 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 Flat Holm?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Flat Holm is approximately:
7°C (44°F)

Are there surf spots near Flat Holm?

There are not too many surf spots close to Flat Holm. A spot, which is not too far away, is Southerndown, which is about 21.4km (14.4miles) away from Flat Holm. Click here for more information on Southerndown and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Flat Holm are Ogmore, which is roughly 23.2km (14.4miles) away, and Rest Bay, located 27km (16.8miles) from Flat Holm.

Are there nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are some beaches in proximity to Flat Holm. The nearest one is Penarth, which is 4.7km (2.9miles) away from Flat Holm. Another good beach near Flat Holm is Weston-super-Mare, which is 6.6km (4.1miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Flat Holm?

The water temperature around Flat Holm is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, sea temperatures come down to 6°C (42°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Flat Holm?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during August, September, and October when water temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Flat Holm: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Flat Holm...

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