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

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

Glenrothes is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 38734 people. The water temperature around Glenrothes has slight variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5°C (41°F) in February up to 13°C (55.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Glenrothes 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 Glenrothes?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters close to Glenrothes is approximately:
9°C (48°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Glenrothes. The closest decent spot is Pease Bay, which is roughly 37.2km (28.3miles) away from Glenrothes. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Pease Bay and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Glenrothes are Coldingham Bay, which is ca 45.5km (28.3miles) away, and Bamburgh, located approximately 69.7km (43.3miles) from Glenrothes.

Are there nice beaches located close to Glenrothes?

Yes, there are a few nice beaches near to Glenrothes. The closest one is Burntisland, which is only 9.7km (6miles) away from Glenrothes. Another beautiful beach near Glenrothes is St Andrews Beach, which is 18.1km (11.2miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Glenrothes?

The water temperature around Glenrothes is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (55°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Glenrothes. However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures come down to roughly 5°C (41°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Glenrothes?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Glenrothes: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Glenrothes...

Do you know what the the city Chatteris in United Kingdom, the city Makkum in Netherlands, and the city Cairon in France have in common with Glenrothes? Click on the links to find out...