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

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

Richmond is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 8360 people. The water temperature around Richmond has a large variability year round. The temperature ranges from 5.3°C (41.5°F) in February up to 17.1°C (62.7°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Richmond 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 Richmond?

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

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Richmond. A spot that might be worth checking out is Shoreham, which is about 43.8km (27.2miles) away from Richmond. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Shoreham and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Richmond are Hot pipe, which is roughly 43.8km (27.2miles) away, and Brighton West Pier, located ca 44.6km (27.7miles) from Richmond.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few other beaches in proximity to Richmond. The closest one is Fairbourne, which is just 9.5km (5.9miles) away from Richmond. Another beautiful beach near Richmond is Tenby, which is approximately 10.5km (6.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Richmond?

The water temperature around Richmond is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, sea temperatures come down to approximately 5°C (41°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Richmond?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°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 August, September, and October when water temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Richmond: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Richmond...

Do you know what the the city Tharangambadi in India, the island Armona Island in Portugal, and the city Lavenham in United Kingdom have in common with Richmond? Click on the links to find out...