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

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

Lewes is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 16479 people. The water temperature around Lewes changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.1°C (44.8°F) in March up to 16.6°C (61.9°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 Lewes 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 Lewes?

The current water temperature in the month of April near Lewes is ca:
8°C (47°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Lewes?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Lewes. The nearest one is Brighton West Pier, which is 7.9km (6.7miles) away from Lewes. Click here for directions and for more information on Brighton West Pier and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Lewes are Shoreham, which is roughly 10.8km (6.7miles) away, and Hot pipe, located approximately 10.8km (6.7miles) from Lewes.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

There are some other gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Lewes. The closest one is Brighton, which is 7.3km (4.5miles) away from Lewes. Another good beach near Lewes is Seaford, which is approximately 8.1km (5miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Lewes?

The sea temperature around Lewes is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°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 more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Lewes. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures come down to nearly 7°C (45°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people 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 better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Lewes?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when water temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Lewes: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Lewes...

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