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

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

Inverness is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 40755 people. The water temperature around Inverness varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.1°C (41.3°F) in March up to 13.2°C (55.7°F) in the month of August, 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 late summer, since Inverness 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 Inverness?

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

Are there surf spots close to Inverness?

There are not too many surf spots close to Inverness. A good spot nearby is Lossie East Beach, which is roughly 38.6km (35.1miles) away from Inverness. Click here to check out more information on Lossie East Beach and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Inverness are Sandend, which is 56.5km (35.1miles) away, and Sandwood Bay, located 79.4km (49.3miles) from Inverness.

Are there beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Inverness. The closest decent beach is Thurso, which is only 81.1km (50.3miles) away from Inverness. Another good beach near Inverness is St Andrews Beach, approximately 86.9km (54miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Inverness?

The water temperature around Inverness is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (56°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, water temperatures reach lows of approximately 5°C (41°F). During this time, 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 good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Inverness?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures go up to 8 to 13°C (47-56°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Inverness: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Inverness...

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