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

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

Poole is a beach in England. The water temperature around Poole has a large variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.7°F) in February up to 17.3°C (63.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Poole 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 Poole?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Poole is approximately:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Poole. The nearest one is Bournemouth Pier, which is 4.9km (3.9miles) away from Poole. Click here for more information on Bournemouth Pier and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Poole are Boscombe Pier, which is ca 6.3km (3.9miles) away, and Southbourne, located roughly 8.7km (5.4miles) from Poole.

Are there any other beaches near by?

Yes, there are several beaches in proximity to Poole. The nearest one is Sandbanks, which is only 2.8km (1.7miles) away from Poole. Another nice beach near Poole is Sandbanks Beaches, which is roughly 2.8km (1.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Poole?

The water temperature at Poole is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures come down to roughly 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Poole?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Poole: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Poole...

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