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

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

Prestwich is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a quite little city close to the water with a population of 32125 people. The water temperature around Prestwich varies dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.5°C (41.9°F) in February up to 17.1°C (62.8°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Prestwich 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 Prestwich?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Prestwich is about:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots near Prestwich?

There are not too many surf spots close to Prestwich. A good spot nearby is Seaton Carew, which is just 89.8km (55.8miles) away from Prestwich. Click here to check out more information on Seaton Carew and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Prestwich are Saltburn, which is approximately 89.8km (55.8miles) away, and South Bay, located ca 91.9km (57.1miles) from Prestwich.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are some other beautiful beaches close to Prestwich. The nearest one is Towyn, which is only 3.4km (2.1miles) away from Prestwich. Another fun beach near Prestwich is Abersoch, which is ca 7.2km (4.5miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Prestwich?

The water temperature around Prestwich 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 3/2 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 January, February, and March, sea temperatures drop down to roughly 5°C (42°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine 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 carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Prestwich?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (42-51°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Prestwich: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Prestwich...

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