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

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

Flotta is an island in United Kingdom. It is located in the The South Isles island group. The water temperature around Flotta changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 6.3°C (43.3°F) in March up to 12°C (53.6°F) in the month of September, 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 early fall, since Flotta 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 Flotta?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters close to Flotta is approximately:
8°C (46°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Flotta. A spot that might be worth checking out is Thurso East, which is roughly 20.9km (13.2miles) away from Flotta. Click here for more information on Thurso East and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Flotta are Thurso beach, which is ca 21.2km (13.2miles) away, and Sandwood Bay, located 72.4km (45miles) from Flotta.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are close to Flotta. A beach, which is not too far away, is Thurso, which is more than 21.7km (13.5miles) away from Flotta. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out St Andrews Beach, which is approximately 166km (103.1miles) away from Flotta.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Flotta?

The water temperature around Flotta is pretty cold, reaching up to 12°C (54°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Flotta. However, during February, March, and April, water temperatures drop down to approximately 6°C (43°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Flotta?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during August, September, and October when temperatures go up to 7 to 12°C (45-54°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Flotta: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Flotta...

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