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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Helensburgh, England

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

Helensburgh is a beach in England. The water temperature around Helensburgh varies extremely 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 shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Helensburgh 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 at Helensburgh?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Helensburgh is ca:
5°C (41°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Helensburgh. A spot, which is not too far away, is Cayton Bay, which is 66.2km (41.5miles) away from Helensburgh. Click here for directions and for more information on Cayton Bay and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Helensburgh are South Bay, which is 66.8km (41.5miles) away, and North bay, located roughly 67.3km (41.8miles) from Helensburgh.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches near by?

There are several beaches in close proximity to Helensburgh. The closest one is Shell Island Wales, which is 17.1km (10.6miles) away from Helensburgh. Another good beach near Helensburgh is Dunoon, which is approximately 18.8km (11.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Helensburgh?

The sea temperature at Helensburgh 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 recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Helensburgh. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures reach lows of nearly 5°C (41°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly 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 near Helensburgh?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Helensburgh: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Helensburgh...

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