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

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

Rotherham is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a comparatively average coastal town close to the water with a population of 117618 people. The water temperature around Rotherham varies significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 4.9°C (40.8°F) in February up to 17.7°C (63.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Rotherham 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 Rotherham?

The current water temperature in the month of January near Rotherham is approximately:
5°C (41°F)

Are there surf spots close to Rotherham?

There are not too many surf spots close to Rotherham. The closest decent spot is Sutton on sea, which is just 68.2km (43miles) away from Rotherham. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Sutton on sea and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Rotherham are Cayton Bay, which is approximately 69.3km (43miles) away, and South Bay, located ca 70.3km (43.7miles) from Rotherham.

Are there nice beaches near Rotherham?

Yes, there are some nice beaches close to Rotherham. The closest one is Shell Island Wales, which is just 6.6km (4.1miles) away from Rotherham. Another fun beach near Rotherham is Helensburgh, which is roughly 10.5km (6.5miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Rotherham?

The water temperature around Rotherham is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°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 ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Rotherham. However, during late winter, sea temperatures cool down to roughly 5°C (41°F). During this time, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Rotherham?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Rotherham: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Rotherham...

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