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

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

Hillsborough is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a quite little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 3872 people. The water temperature around Hillsborough has slight variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.5°C (45.5°F) in March up to 14°C (57.2°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters near Hillsborough is about:
8°C (46°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Hillsborough. The closest decent spot is Clogherhead, which is about 42.4km (34.5miles) away from Hillsborough. Click here for directions and for more information on Clogherhead and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Hillsborough are Portballintrae, which is ca 55.5km (34.5miles) away, and White Rocks, located ca 55.5km (34.5miles) from Hillsborough.

Are there beautiful beaches in close proximity to Hillsborough?

No, there are not many beaches close to Hillsborough. One beach, which is not too far away, is Clogherhead, which is only 46.9km (29.1miles) away from Hillsborough. Another beautiful beach near Hillsborough is Shelling Hill Templetown, 49.9km (31miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Hillsborough?

The water temperature around Hillsborough is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures reach lows of 8°C (46°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Hillsborough?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during fall when sea temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Hillsborough: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Hillsborough...

Do you know what the the island Makatea in French Polynesia, the city Kotablolong in Indonesia, and the city San Pietro Capofiume in Italy have in common with Hillsborough? Click on the links to find out...