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

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

Halifax is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a fairly medium-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 82624 people. The water temperature around Halifax has a large variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.5°C (41.9°F) in February up to 17.1°C (62.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Halifax 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 Halifax?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Halifax is ca:
6°C (42°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Halifax. A spot that might be worth checking out is Saltburn, which is about 69.7km (43.7miles) away from Halifax. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Saltburn and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Halifax are South Bay, which is 70.3km (43.7miles) away, and Cayton Bay, located approximately 70.5km (43.8miles) from Halifax.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

There are a few other beaches in proximity to Halifax. The closest one is Dunoon, which is just 5.8km (3.6miles) away from Halifax. Another nice beach near Halifax is Helensburgh, which is approximately 18.2km (11.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Halifax?

The sea temperature around Halifax is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Halifax. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of approximately 5°C (42°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required 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 close to Halifax?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (42-51°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during summer when water temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Halifax: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Halifax...

Do you know what the the city Quettreville-sur-Sienne in France, the city Gandhi Nagar in India, and the city Apiro in Italy have in common with Halifax? Click on the links to find out...