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

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

Kensington is a coastal city in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Kensington has a large variability year round. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.5°F) in February up to 18.9°C (66°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Kensington 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 Kensington?

The current water temperature in the month of February near Kensington is ca:
6°C (43°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Kensington?

There are not many surf spots close to Kensington. A spot that might be worth checking out is Shoreham, which is just 46.5km (28.9miles) away from Kensington. Click here to check out more information on Shoreham and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Kensington are Hot pipe, which is roughly 46.5km (28.9miles) away, and Brighton West Pier, located 47km (29.2miles) from Kensington.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

There are several other beaches close to Kensington. The nearest one is Tenby, which is only 5.2km (3.2miles) away from Kensington. Another nice beach near Kensington is Dornoch, which is approximately 7.3km (4.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Kensington?

The sea temperature around Kensington is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°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 people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Kensington. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures drop down to approximately 6°C (43°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Kensington?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when sea temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Kensington: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Kensington...

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