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

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

Giffnock is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 16038 people. The water temperature around Giffnock changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 6.5°C (43.7°F) in March up to 13.8°C (56.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Giffnock 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 Giffnock?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters close to Giffnock is approximately:
7°C (44°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Giffnock. A spot, which is not too far away, is Pease Bay, which is about 76.5km (52.2miles) away from Giffnock. Click here for more information on Pease Bay and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Giffnock are Coldingham Bay, which is roughly 84.1km (52.2miles) away, and Portballintrae, located 97km (60.3miles) from Giffnock.

Are there beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to Giffnock. A good beach nearby is Burntisland, which is only 44.6km (27.7miles) away from Giffnock. Another gorgeous beach near Giffnock is St Andrews Beach, which is roughly 66.7km (41.4miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Giffnock?

The water temperature around Giffnock 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 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures come down to roughly 7°C (44°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Giffnock?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when temperatures reach 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Giffnock: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Giffnock...

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