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

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

Kirkby is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 39208 people. The water temperature around Kirkby changes extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.7°F) in February up to 17.1°C (62.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Kirkby 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?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters close to Kirkby is approximately:
6°C (44°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Kirkby. A spot that might be worth checking out is Tywyn, which is about 79.8km (52.3miles) away from Kirkby. Click here for more information on Tywyn and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Kirkby are Hells Mouth, which is ca 84.2km (52.3miles) away, and The Trap-Aberystwyth, located 89.7km (55.7miles) from Kirkby.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few beaches in proximity to Kirkby. The nearest one is Barmouth, which is only 5.7km (3.5miles) away from Kirkby. Another beach near Kirkby is St Helens, which is approximately 6.6km (4.1miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Kirkby?

The water temperature around Kirkby is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Kirkby. Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures reach lows of 5°C (41°F). During this time, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Kirkby?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Kirkby: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Kirkby...

Do you know what the the city Odicon in the Philippines, the city Liufeng in the China, and the city Boiling Spring Lakes in the United States have in common with Kirkby? Click on the links to find out...