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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Isle of Wight...

Isle of Wight is an island in United Kingdom. It is part of the In Roman times was referred to as Vectis island group. The water temperature around Isle of Wight varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 7.2°C (44.9°F) in March up to 16.6°C (61.8°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Isle of Wight 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 Isle of Wight?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters near Isle of Wight is about:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Isle of Wight. The nearest one is Compton, which is only 6.6km (10.3miles) away from Isle of Wight. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Compton and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Isle of Wight are Highcliffe, which is 16.6km (10.3miles) away, and West Wittering, located 19.8km (12.3miles) from Isle of Wight.

Are there beaches near by?

There are a few beaches in proximity to Isle of Wight. The closest one is Shanklin, which is just 7.3km (4.6miles) away from Isle of Wight. Another nice beach near Isle of Wight is Ventnor, which is roughly 7.6km (4.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Isle of Wight?

The sea temperature around Isle of Wight is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures drop down to approximately 7°C (45°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Isle of Wight?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Isle of Wight: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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