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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Formby, England

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

Formby is a beach in England. The water temperature around Formby varies extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.7°F) in February up to 17.1°C (62.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Formby 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 at Formby?

The current water temperature in the month of June at Formby is ca:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Formby. A spot that might be worth checking out is Tywyn, which is 79.8km (50.6miles) away from Formby. Click here to check out more information on Tywyn and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Formby are Hells Mouth, which is approximately 81.4km (50.6miles) away, and The Trap-Aberystwyth, located 90.4km (56.1miles) from Formby.

Are there any other sandy beaches near by?

There are a few other beaches in close proximity to Formby. The nearest one is Lulworth Cove, which is just 5.9km (3.7miles) away from Formby. Another good beach near Formby is Southport, which is roughly 6.5km (4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Formby?

The sea temperature at Formby is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Formby. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of roughly 5°C (41°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Formby?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Formby: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Formby...

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