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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Halibut Bank

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Halibut Bank...

Halibut Bank is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Halibut Bank varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 7.3°C (45.1°F) in March up to 13.5°C (56.3°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 Halibut Bank 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 Halibut Bank?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters near Halibut Bank is about:
12°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Halibut Bank. A spot that might be worth checking out is Fraserburgh, which is just 65.3km (49.8miles) away from Halibut Bank. Click here to check out more information on Fraserburgh and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Halibut Bank are Aberdeen, which is roughly 80.1km (49.8miles) away, and Nigg Bay, located 80.6km (50.1miles) from Halibut Bank.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

Not many beaches are in proximity to Halibut Bank. The closest decent one is Thurso, which is 132km (82miles) away from Halibut Bank. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try St Andrews Beach, approximately 138.6km (86.1miles) away from Halibut Bank.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Halibut Bank?

The sea temperature at Halibut Bank is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (56°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 fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during early spring, water temperatures cool down to approximately 7°C (45°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, 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 better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Halibut Bank?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 9 to 14°C (47-56°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Halibut Bank: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Halibut Bank...

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