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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Glims Holm, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Glims Holm...

Glims Holm is an island in United Kingdom. It is one of the islands of the Orkney Islands island group. The water temperature around Glims Holm varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.3°C (43.3°F) in March up to 12°C (53.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Glims Holm 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 Glims Holm?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters around Glims Holm is ca:
6°C (43°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Glims Holm. A good spot nearby is Thurso East, which is roughly 28.5km (17.9miles) away from Glims Holm. Click here to check out more information on Thurso East and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Glims Holm are Thurso beach, which is roughly 28.8km (17.9miles) away, and Sandwood Bay, located approximately 80.6km (50miles) from Glims Holm.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

Not many beaches are close to Glims Holm. A beach, which is not too far away, is Thurso, which is almost 29.3km (18.2miles) away from Glims Holm. If you don't mind the drive, you can also visit St Andrews Beach, approximately 169km (105miles) away from Glims Holm.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Glims Holm?

The sea temperature around Glims Holm is pretty cold, reaching up to 12°C (54°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Glims Holm. Nevertheless, during early spring, water temperatures cool down to 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, 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 better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Glims Holm?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 7 to 12°C (45-54°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Glims Holm: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Glims Holm...

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