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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Leigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Leigh-on-Sea...

Leigh-on-Sea is a coastal city in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Leigh-on-Sea changes significantly throughout the year. 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 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Leigh-on-Sea 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 Leigh-on-Sea?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters around Leigh-on-Sea is ca:
6°C (43°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Leigh-on-Sea. A spot that might be worth checking out is Joss Bay, which is just 36.2km (22.7miles) away from Leigh-on-Sea. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Joss Bay and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Leigh-on-Sea are The Wall, which is approximately 36.5km (22.7miles) away, and Broadstairs, located roughly 36.6km (22.7miles) from Leigh-on-Sea.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are a few beaches close to Leigh-on-Sea. The closest one is Westcliffe-on-Sea, which is just 2.1km (1.3miles) away from Leigh-on-Sea. Another beach near Leigh-on-Sea is Southend-on-Sea, which is 2.5km (1.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Leigh-on-Sea?

The sea temperature around Leigh-on-Sea 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 might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to nearly 6°C (43°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Leigh-on-Sea?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Leigh-on-Sea: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Leigh-on-Sea...

Do you know what the the city Puos dAlpago in Italy, the city Tourville-sur-Arques in France, and the city La Yesa in Spain have in common with Leigh-on-Sea? Click on the links to find out...