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

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

Housay is an island in United Kingdom. It is located in the Out Skerries island group. The water temperature around Housay changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 6.7°C (44°F) in March up to 11.8°C (53.2°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Housay 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 Housay?

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

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Housay. The closest decent spot is Thurso East, which is almost 159.7km (99.2miles) away from Housay. Click here for more information on Thurso East and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Fraserburgh, which is ca 194.6km (120.9miles) away from Housay. Another surfspot is Fraserburgh, located 194.6km (120.9miles) from Housay.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are close to Housay. A good beach nearby is Thurso, which is more than 160.5km (99.7miles) away from Housay. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out St Andrews Beach, 288.2km (179miles) away from Housay.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Housay?

The water temperature around Housay is pretty cold, reaching up to 12°C (53°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required 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 around Housay. However, during early spring, temperatures reach lows of approximately 7°C (44°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold 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 Housay?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during August, September, and October when water temperatures reach 7 to 12°C (44-53°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Housay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Housay...

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