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

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

Penarth is a beach in England. The water temperature around Penarth varies dramatically year round. 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 illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Penarth 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 Penarth?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Penarth is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Penarth. The next good one is Southerndown, which is 18.6km (12.6miles) away from Penarth. Click here for directions and for more information on Southerndown and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Penarth are Ogmore, which is approximately 20.3km (12.6miles) away, and Rest Bay, located approximately 24km (14.9miles) from Penarth.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches close to Penarth?

There are a few other nice beaches in close proximity to Penarth. The closest one is Aberystwyth, which is 3km (1.9miles) away from Penarth. Another good beach near Penarth is Barry, which is approximately 5.4km (3.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Penarth?

The sea temperature at Penarth 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 more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures drop down to approximately 6°C (42°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok 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 bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Penarth?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions normally change during fall when sea temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Penarth: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Penarth...

Do you know what the the city Massa Martana in Italy, the city Tumbi Vmbi in Australia, and the city Groenswaard in Netherlands have in common with Penarth? Click on the links to find out...