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

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

Preston is a beach in England. The water temperature around Preston varies significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.2°C (41.4°F) in March up to 16.3°C (61.3°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Preston 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 Preston?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Preston is approximately:
5°C (41°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Preston. A spot, which is not too far away, is Seaton Carew, which is roughly 87km (55.7miles) away from Preston. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Seaton Carew and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Preston are Saltburn, which is approximately 89.7km (55.7miles) away, and Staithes, located ca 94.6km (58.7miles) from Preston.

Are there any other beaches near by?

Yes, there are other beaches near to Preston. The closest one is Largs, which is just 10.5km (6.5miles) away from Preston. Another good beach near Preston is Lytham St Annes, which is approximately 13km (8.1miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Preston?

The water temperature at Preston is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, water temperatures reach lows of approximately 5°C (41°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Preston?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures range from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Preston: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Preston...

Do you know what the the city Gloucester in Australia, the city Olginka in Russia, and the city Mishima in Japan have in common with Preston? Click on the links to find out...