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

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

Hitchin is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 33830 people. The water temperature around Hitchin has significant variability year round. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.5°F) in February up to 18.9°C (66°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Hitchin 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 Hitchin?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters close to Hitchin is approximately:
12°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Hitchin. A good spot nearby is Shoreham, which is just 77.5km (48.2miles) away from Hitchin. Click here for directions and for more information on Shoreham and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Hitchin are Hot pipe, which is approximately 77.5km (48.2miles) away, and Brighton West Pier, located roughly 78.2km (48.6miles) from Hitchin.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches in proximity to Hitchin. The closest decent beach is Tenby, which is just 28.1km (17.4miles) away from Hitchin. Another beautiful beach near Hitchin is Dornoch, roughly 30.9km (19.2miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Hitchin?

The water temperature around Hitchin is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Hitchin. However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok 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 bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Hitchin?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Hitchin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Hitchin...

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