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

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

Lochgelly is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a fairly dense town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 6586 people. The water temperature around Lochgelly varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 5°C (41°F) in February up to 13°C (55.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Lochgelly 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 Lochgelly?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters around Lochgelly is ca:
11°C (51°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Lochgelly. The closest decent spot is Pease Bay, which is roughly 40.1km (30.1miles) away from Lochgelly. Click here to check out more information on Pease Bay and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Lochgelly are Coldingham Bay, which is roughly 48.5km (30.1miles) away, and Bamburgh, located 71.7km (44.5miles) from Lochgelly.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are not many beaches close to Lochgelly. The next good one is Burntisland, which is 5.6km (3.5miles) away from Lochgelly. Another fun beach near Lochgelly is St Andrews Beach, roughly 24.7km (15.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Lochgelly?

The sea temperature around Lochgelly is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (55°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures reach lows of roughly 5°C (41°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended 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 chilly 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 near Lochgelly?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Lochgelly: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Lochgelly...

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