Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Graemsay, United Kingdom
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Graemsay...
Graemsay is an island in United Kingdom.
It is one of the islands of the Orkney Islands island group.
The water temperature around Graemsay has slight variability year round.
The temperature ranges from 6.8°C (44.3°F) in April up to 12.7°C (54.8°F) in the month of October, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is , since Graemsay 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 Graemsay?
The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters around Graemsay is ca:
Are there surf spots near by?
There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Graemsay. A good spot nearby is Thurso East, which is 24km (15.1miles) away from Graemsay. Click here
for more information on Thurso East and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Graemsay are Thurso beach
, which is roughly 24.3km (15.1miles) away, and Sandwood Bay
, located approximately 69.2km (43miles) from Graemsay.
Are there white sand beaches close by?
Not many beaches are near to Graemsay. The next good beach is Thurso
, which is almost 24.8km (15.4miles) away from Graemsay. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try St Andrews Beach
, which is approximately 173.2km (107.5miles) away from Graemsay.
What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Graemsay?
The sea temperature around Graemsay is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (55°F) in the months of . During this time, in the , a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during March, April, and May, water temperatures drop down to approximately 7°C (44°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok 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 Graemsay?
Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during March, April, and May. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during when temperatures go up to 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.
Directions to Graemsay: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
Fun facts about Graemsay...
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