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

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

Fochabers is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a quite dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 1494 people. The water temperature around Fochabers changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 5.5°C (41.9°F) in March up to 13.5°C (56.2°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Fochabers 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 Fochabers?

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

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Fochabers. The closest one is Lossie East Beach, which is 9.7km (8.7miles) away from Fochabers. Click here for directions and for more information on Lossie East Beach and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Fochabers are Sandend, which is ca 14km (8.7miles) away, and Fraserburgh, located 41km (25.5miles) from Fochabers.

Are there beaches in proximity to Fochabers?

There are not many beaches near to Fochabers. One beach, which is not too far away, is Thurso, which is only 69.3km (43.1miles) away from Fochabers. Another beach near Fochabers is St Andrews Beach, roughly 82km (50.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Fochabers?

The sea temperature around Fochabers is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (56°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended 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 Fochabers. However, during February, March, and April, temperatures come down to approximately 5°C (42°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods 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 diving and fishing near Fochabers?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (42-51°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 8 to 13°C (47-56°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Fochabers: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Fochabers...

Do you know what the the city De Lisle in the United States, the city Montanejos in the Spain, and the city Al Mansurah in the Egypt have in common with Fochabers? Click on the links to find out...