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

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

Oban is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 8081 people. The water temperature around Oban varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.2°C (43.1°F) in March up to 13.2°C (55.7°F) in the month of October, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is , since Oban 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 Oban?

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

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Oban. The closest decent spot is Portballintrae, which is about 92.5km (58.9miles) away from Oban. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Portballintrae and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Oban are White Rocks, which is roughly 94.9km (58.9miles) away, and East Strand, located ca 95.3km (59.2miles) from Oban.

Are there beaches in close proximity to Oban?

No, there are not many beaches close to Oban. One beach, which is not too far away, is Burntisland, which is just 89.8km (55.8miles) away from Oban. Another fun beach near Oban is St Andrews Beach, which is approximately 95.7km (59.5miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Oban?

The water temperature around Oban is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (56°F) in the months of . During this time, in the , a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Oban. However, during early spring, water temperatures cool down to roughly 6°C (43°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold 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 Oban?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during when sea temperatures go up to 8 to 13°C (47-56°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Oban: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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