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

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

Purfleet is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 12000 people. The water temperature around Purfleet changes significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.5°F) in February up to 18.9°C (66°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 Purfleet 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 Purfleet?

The current water temperature in the month of January near Purfleet is approximately:
6°C (43°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Purfleet. A good spot nearby is Stamco, which is roughly 45.7km (28.6miles) away from Purfleet. Click here for directions and for more information on Stamco and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Purfleet are Hastings pier, which is 46km (28.6miles) away, and Brighton West Pier, located roughly 49km (30.4miles) from Purfleet.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few other gorgeous beaches near to Purfleet. The closest one is Gourock, which is 8.2km (5.1miles) away from Purfleet. Another beach near Purfleet is Pondfield Cove, which is 9.7km (6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Purfleet?

The water temperature around Purfleet is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Purfleet. However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures reach lows of approximately 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Purfleet?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Purfleet: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Purfleet...

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