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

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

Harwich is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a fairly dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 20578 people. The water temperature around Harwich varies dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.6°C (42.1°F) in March up to 17.4°C (63.3°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Harwich 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 Harwich?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters near Harwich is about:
13°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Harwich. A spot that might be worth checking out is Joss Bay, which is 39.5km (25.4miles) away from Harwich. Click here for more information on Joss Bay and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Harwich are Broadstairs, which is 41km (25.4miles) away, and The Wall, located 42.6km (26.5miles) from Harwich.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are a few beaches in close proximity to Harwich. The nearest one is Felixstowe, which is 3.2km (2miles) away from Harwich. Another fun beach near Harwich is Walton-on-the-Naze, which is approximately 6.5km (4miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Harwich?

The sea temperature around Harwich is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during February, March, and April, water temperatures come down to roughly 6°C (42°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some 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 advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Harwich?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°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 change during June, July, and August when temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Harwich: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Harwich...

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