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

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

Gillingham is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a comparatively average coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 101187 people. The water temperature around Gillingham changes extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.7°F) in February up to 17.3°C (63.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Gillingham 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 Gillingham?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters close to Gillingham is approximately:
8°C (47°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Gillingham. A spot, which is not too far away, is Folkestone East Cliff Sands, which is just 35.2km (23.1miles) away from Gillingham. Click here for more information on Folkestone East Cliff Sands and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Gillingham are Hastings pier, which is roughly 37.1km (23.1miles) away, and Stamco, located ca 37.3km (23.2miles) from Gillingham.

Are there nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are more beaches close to Gillingham. The nearest one is Canvey Island, which is 8.9km (5.5miles) away from Gillingham. Another gorgeous beach near Gillingham is Westcliffe-on-Sea, which is roughly 12km (7.4miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Gillingham?

The water temperature around Gillingham 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 required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to approximately 6°C (43°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some 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 recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Gillingham?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Gillingham: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Gillingham...

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