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

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

Fortrose is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a quite little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 1206 people. The water temperature around Fortrose varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 5.1°C (41.3°F) in March up to 13.2°C (55.7°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Fortrose 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 Fortrose?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters near Fortrose is about:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Fortrose. The next good one is Lossie East Beach, which is about 33km (32.2miles) away from Fortrose. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Lossie East Beach and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Fortrose are Sandend, which is roughly 51.8km (32.2miles) away, and Thurso beach, located 73.8km (45.8miles) from Fortrose.

Are there beaches in close proximity to Fortrose?

No, there are not many beaches near to Fortrose. A good beach nearby is Thurso, which is just 73.4km (45.6miles) away from Fortrose. Another fun beach near Fortrose is St Andrews Beach, approximately 91.1km (56.6miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Fortrose?

The water temperature around Fortrose 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 feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Fortrose. However, during early spring, temperatures cool down to roughly 5°C (41°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very good 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 scuba diving and fishing near Fortrose?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures reach 8 to 13°C (47-56°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Fortrose: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Fortrose...

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