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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Merthyr Tydfil...

Merthyr Tydfil is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a fairly dense town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 30821 people. The water temperature around Merthyr Tydfil changes extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.6°C (42.1°F) in February up to 16.7°C (62.1°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Merthyr Tydfil 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 Merthyr Tydfil?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters around Merthyr Tydfil is ca:
9°C (49°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Merthyr Tydfil. A good spot nearby is Aberavon, which is 21.7km (14miles) away from Merthyr Tydfil. Click here for more information on Aberavon and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Merthyr Tydfil are Ogmore, which is approximately 22.5km (14miles) away, and Sker, located approximately 22.9km (14.2miles) from Merthyr Tydfil.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are not many beaches close to Merthyr Tydfil. A beach that might be worth checking out is Whitesands, which is 16.7km (10.3miles) away from Merthyr Tydfil. Another gorgeous beach near Merthyr Tydfil is Aberystwyth, roughly 21km (13miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Merthyr Tydfil?

The sea temperature around Merthyr Tydfil 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 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended 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 around Merthyr Tydfil. However, during late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 6°C (42°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Merthyr Tydfil?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during August, September, and October when sea temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Merthyr Tydfil: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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