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

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

Lancaster is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 47162 people. The water temperature around Lancaster varies extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.5°C (41.9°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 (51°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Lancaster 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 Lancaster?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters around Lancaster is ca:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Lancaster. The next good one is Seaton Carew, which is roughly 77.4km (51.1miles) away from Lancaster. Click here for more information on Seaton Carew and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Lancaster are Saltburn, which is ca 82.2km (51.1miles) away, and South Shields, located ca 85.8km (53.3miles) from Lancaster.

Are there white sand beaches in proximity to Lancaster?

There are more nice beaches near to Lancaster. The nearest one is Morecambe, which is 3.3km (2miles) away from Lancaster. Another fun beach near Lancaster is Morecambe Bay, which is roughly 3.4km (2.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Lancaster?

The sea temperature around Lancaster 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 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Lancaster. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to nearly 5°C (42°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy 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 Lancaster?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (42-51°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during fall when temperatures reach 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Lancaster: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Lancaster...

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