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

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

Orpington is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a comparatively little city close to the ocean with a population of 15248 people. The water temperature around Orpington has a large variability year round. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.5°F) in February up to 18.9°C (66°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Orpington 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 Orpington?

The current water temperature in the month of August near Orpington is about:
19°C (66°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Orpington. A spot that might be worth checking out is Brighton West Pier, which is just 39.8km (25.1miles) away from Orpington. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Brighton West Pier and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Orpington are Shoreham, which is roughly 40.4km (25.1miles) away, and Hot pipe, located ca 40.4km (25.1miles) from Orpington.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few other beaches close to Orpington. The closest one is Gourock, which is just 5.7km (3.5miles) away from Orpington. Another nice beach near Orpington is Dornoch, which is ca 12.2km (7.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Orpington?

The water temperature around Orpington is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Orpington. However, during late winter, temperatures come down to nearly 6°C (43°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Orpington?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Orpington: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Orpington...

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