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

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

Prestonpans is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 7145 people. The water temperature around Prestonpans changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5°C (41°F) in February up to 13°C (55.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Prestonpans 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 Prestonpans?

The current water temperature in the month of October near Prestonpans is ca:
12°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Prestonpans?

There are not many surf spots close to Prestonpans. A spot, which is not too far away, is Pease Bay, which is about 25.1km (20.7miles) away from Prestonpans. Click here for directions and for more information on Pease Bay and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Prestonpans are Coldingham Bay, which is ca 33.3km (20.7miles) away, and Bamburgh, located approximately 54.9km (34.1miles) from Prestonpans.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

There are some beaches in proximity to Prestonpans. The closest one is Burntisland, which is 12km (7.4miles) away from Prestonpans. Another good beach near Prestonpans is Dunbar, which is approximately 15.9km (9.9miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Prestonpans?

The sea temperature around Prestonpans is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (55°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Prestonpans. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures drop down to roughly 5°C (41°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Prestonpans?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures range from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Prestonpans: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Prestonpans...

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