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

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

Hoy is an island in United Kingdom. It is one of the islands of the The South Isles island group. The water temperature around Hoy changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.8°C (44.3°F) in April up to 12.7°C (54.8°F) in the month of October, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is , since Hoy 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 Hoy?

The current water temperature in the month of April near Hoy is ca:
7°C (44°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Hoy. The closest one is Thurso East, which is 19km (12miles) away from Hoy. Click here for more information on Thurso East and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Hoy are Thurso beach, which is 19.3km (12miles) away, and Sandwood Bay, located ca 67.3km (41.8miles) from Hoy.

Are there white sand beaches close to Hoy?

Not too many beaches are located near to Hoy. The next good beach is Thurso, which is 19.8km (12.3miles) away from Hoy. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out St Andrews Beach, which is approximately 167.8km (104.2miles) away from Hoy.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Hoy?

The sea temperature around Hoy is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (55°F) in the months of . During this time, in the , a 4/3 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 good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Hoy. However, during March, April, and May, water temperatures cool down to approximately 7°C (44°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 good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Hoy?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during March, April, and May. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during when temperatures go up to 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Hoy: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Hoy...

Do you know what the the city Sant Pere Pescador in Spain, the city La Pieve-Molino in Italy, and Raitt Rise have in common with Hoy? Click on the links to find out...