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

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

Maesteg is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 17829 people. The water temperature around Maesteg changes significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.7°F) in March up to 16.7°C (62.1°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Maesteg 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 Maesteg?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters close to Maesteg is approximately:
12°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Maesteg. The nearest one is Aberavon, which is just 6.8km (4.9miles) away from Maesteg. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Aberavon and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Maesteg are Sker, which is approximately 7.9km (4.9miles) away, and Rest Bay, located approximately 8.8km (5.5miles) from Maesteg.

Are there beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to Maesteg. The next good one is Whitesands, which is just 20.2km (12.6miles) away from Maesteg. Another nice beach near Maesteg is Barry, roughly 21.7km (13.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Maesteg?

The water temperature around Maesteg is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, 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 diving around Maesteg. However, during February, March, and April, water temperatures reach lows of approximately 6°C (43°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some 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 scuba diving and fishing near Maesteg?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during August, September, and October when temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Maesteg: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Maesteg...

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