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

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

Ilminster is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 4550 people. The water temperature around Ilminster varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.9°C (44.3°F) in March up to 16.1°C (61°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Ilminster 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 Ilminster?

The current water temperature in the month of November near Ilminster is approximately:
13°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots close to Ilminster?

There are not too many surf spots close to Ilminster. A spot, which is not too far away, is Beer Point, which is roughly 18.5km (18.5miles) away from Ilminster. Click here to check out more information on Beer Point and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Ilminster are BoneYard Exmouth, which is ca 29.8km (18.5miles) away, and Kimmeridge Bay Bench, located ca 40.5km (25.1miles) from Ilminster.

Are there nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are some gorgeous beaches near to Ilminster. The nearest one is Charmouth, which is just 13km (8.1miles) away from Ilminster. Another beach near Ilminster is Lyme Regis, which is approximately 14km (8.7miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Ilminster?

The water temperature around Ilminster is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during February, March, and April, temperatures come down to 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 good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Ilminster?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Ilminster: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Ilminster...

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