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

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

Lowestoft is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively average coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 71479 people. The water temperature around Lowestoft has significant variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 4.4°C (40°F) in March up to 16.8°C (62.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Lowestoft 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 Lowestoft?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Lowestoft is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Lowestoft. A good spot nearby is Joss Bay, which is about 76.9km (48.7miles) away from Lowestoft. Click here for more information on Joss Bay and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Lowestoft are Broadstairs, which is ca 78.4km (48.7miles) away, and The Wall, located approximately 80.3km (49.9miles) from Lowestoft.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few other beautiful beaches in proximity to Lowestoft. The nearest one is Lowestoft, which is 0.4km (0.3miles) away from Lowestoft. Another nice beach near Lowestoft is Kessingland, which is approximately 4.2km (2.6miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Lowestoft?

The water temperature around Lowestoft 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 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during early spring, sea temperatures drop down to approximately 4°C (40°F). During this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Lowestoft?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (40-49°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Lowestoft: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Lowestoft...

Do you know what the the city Ust-Izhora in Russia, the city Rovito in Italy, and the city North Smithfield in United States have in common with Lowestoft? Click on the links to find out...