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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Newcastle, England

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

Newcastle is a beach in England. The water temperature around Newcastle varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.5°C (41.9°F) in February up to 13.5°C (56.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Newcastle 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 at Newcastle?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Newcastle is approximately:
8°C (47°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Newcastle. The nearest one is Tynemouth Longsands, which is just 8.3km (5.3miles) away from Newcastle. Click here to check out more information on Tynemouth Longsands and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Newcastle are South Shields, which is ca 8.6km (5.3miles) away, and Blyth Beach, located approximately 10.3km (6.4miles) from Newcastle.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are several gorgeous beaches near to Newcastle. The nearest one is St Oswalds Bay, which is just 4.4km (2.7miles) away from Newcastle. Another nice beach near Newcastle is Rothesay, which is 6.7km (4.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Newcastle?

The water temperature at Newcastle is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (56°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Newcastle. However, during late winter, temperatures come down to roughly 6°C (42°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some 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 recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Newcastle?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. 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 usually change during July, August, and September when water temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (47-56°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Newcastle: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Newcastle...

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