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

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

Foula is an island in United Kingdom. It is located in the Shetland Islands island group. The water temperature around Foula has average variability year round. The temperature ranges from 7°C (44.5°F) in March up to 11.9°C (53.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (48°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Foula 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 Foula?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters close to Foula is approximately:
7°C (45°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Foula. A spot that might be worth checking out is Thurso East, which is almost 118.7km (73.7miles) away from Foula. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Thurso East and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Sandwood Bay, which is approximately 154.3km (95.9miles) away from Foula. Another surfspot is Sandwood Bay, located 154.3km (95.9miles) from Foula.

Are there beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are located near to Foula. A beach that might be worth checking out is Thurso, which is almost 119.4km (74.2miles) away from Foula. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out St Andrews Beach, 259.4km (161.1miles) away from Foula.

What wetsuit is recommended for Foula?

The average water temperature around Foula is definitely cold, around 9°C (48°F), with no significant changes during the year. Because of this, a 3/4mm wetsuit is needed for surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Foula. That being said, it can get more chilly early mornings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to carry boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are February, March, and April. It might be ok to use a 2/3mm wetsuit during relatively warm days in the summer, especially in the months of July, August, and September.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Foula?

Fishing and diving conditions change very little during the year. The waters around Foula are mostly cold, reaching temperatures between 7 and 12°C (44-53°F). The following fish can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Foula: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Foula...

Do you know what the the city Vallbona de les Monges in Spain, the city Rossville in United States, and the city Examilia in Greece have in common with Foula? Click on the links to find out...