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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Kirkby Stephen...

Kirkby Stephen is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 1873 people. The water temperature around Kirkby Stephen changes extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.4°C (41.8°F) in February up to 16°C (60.7°F) in the month of September, 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 early fall, since Kirkby Stephen 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 Kirkby Stephen?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters around Kirkby Stephen is ca:
6°C (44°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Kirkby Stephen. A spot that might be worth checking out is Seaton Carew, which is just 48.3km (32.3miles) away from Kirkby Stephen. Click here to check out more information on Seaton Carew and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Kirkby Stephen are South Shields, which is roughly 52.1km (32.3miles) away, and Tynemouth Longsands, located ca 52.9km (32.9miles) from Kirkby Stephen.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

There are not many beaches in close proximity to Kirkby Stephen. A good beach nearby is Grange-over-Sands, which is 29.9km (18.6miles) away from Kirkby Stephen. Another fun beach near Kirkby Stephen is Morecambe, approximately 34.6km (21.5miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Kirkby Stephen?

The sea temperature around Kirkby Stephen is pretty cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, 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 scuba diving around Kirkby Stephen. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures drop down to nearly 5°C (42°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Kirkby Stephen?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (42-51°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during fall when water temperatures reach 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Kirkby Stephen: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Kirkby Stephen...

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