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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Fort William, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Fort William...

Fort William is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a fairly dense town close to the ocean with a population of 9652 people. The water temperature around Fort William varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 7.4°C (45.3°F) in March up to 13.6°C (56.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Fort William 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 Fort William?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Fort William is ca:
9°C (48°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are located close to Fort William. A spot that might be worth checking out is Lossie East Beach, which is more than 92km (57.1miles) away from Fort William. Click here for directions and for more information on Lossie East Beach and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing Aberdeen, which is ca 116.2km (72.2miles) away from Fort William. Another good surfspot is Aberdeen, located ca 116.2km (72.2miles) from Fort William.

Are there sandy beaches close to Fort William?

There are not too many beaches near to Fort William. A beach that might be worth checking out is St Andrews Beach, which is just 86.2km (53.5miles) away from Fort William. Another fun beach near Fort William is Burntisland, ca 89.4km (55.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Fort William?

The sea temperature around Fort William is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during February, March, and April, temperatures reach lows of roughly 7°C (45°F). During these months, 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 better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Fort William?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Fort William: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Fort William...

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