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

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

London is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively big coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 7556900 people. The water temperature around London varies significantly year round. 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 graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since London 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 London?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters close to London is approximately:
17°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to London. The closest decent spot is Shoreham, which is just 47.2km (29.3miles) away from London. Click here for more information on Shoreham and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near London are Hot pipe, which is roughly 47.2km (29.3miles) away, and Brighton West Pier, located approximately 47.5km (29.5miles) from London.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are several beautiful beaches close to London. The nearest one is Tenby, which is only 3.4km (2.1miles) away from London. Another good beach near London is Dornoch, which is roughly 4.5km (2.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for London?

The water temperature around London 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 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, temperatures cool down to roughly 6°C (43°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near London?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. 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. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to London: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about London...

Do you know what the the city Diemen in the Netherlands, the city Changmao in the China, and the city Lloyd Harbor in the United States have in common with London? Click on the links to find out...