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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Nigg Bay, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Nigg Bay...

Nigg Bay is a surf spot in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Nigg Bay changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 5.5°C (42°F) in March up to 12.7°C (54.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (48°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Nigg Bay 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 Nigg Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Nigg Bay is ca:
7°C (45°F)

Are there any other surf spots in close proximity to Nigg Bay?

Yes, there are other surf spots close to Nigg Bay. The closest one is Aberdeen, which is 2.3km (1.4miles) away from Nigg Bay. Click here for directions and for more information on Aberdeen and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Nigg Bay is Fraserburgh, which is ca 38km (23.6miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are not too many beaches close to Nigg Bay. One beach, which is not too far away, is St Andrews Beach, which is only 59.7km (37.1miles) away from Nigg Bay. Another beach near Nigg Bay is Dunbar, ca 82.4km (51.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Nigg Bay?

The sea temperature at Nigg Bay is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (55°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures come down to 6°C (42°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Nigg Bay?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when sea temperatures range from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Nigg Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Nigg Bay...

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