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

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

Grimsby is a coastal city in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Grimsby changes dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 4.9°C (40.8°F) in February up to 17.7°C (63.9°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Grimsby 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 Grimsby?

The current water temperature in the month of January near Grimsby is about:
5°C (41°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Grimsby. A spot, which is not too far away, is Sutton on sea, which is roughly 22.9km (30miles) away from Grimsby. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Sutton on sea and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Grimsby are Cayton Bay, which is 48.3km (30miles) away, and South Bay, located roughly 51km (31.7miles) from Grimsby.

Are there beaches near by?

There are a few other beaches near to Grimsby. The closest one is Cleethorpes, which is only 2km (1.2miles) away from Grimsby. Another gorgeous beach near Grimsby is Withernsea, which is 12.3km (7.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Grimsby?

The sea temperature around Grimsby is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 5°C (41°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Grimsby?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when water temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Grimsby: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Grimsby...

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