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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Rothesay, England

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

Rothesay is a beach in England. The water temperature around Rothesay has slight variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.7°C (42.3°F) in February up to 13.8°C (56.9°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Rothesay 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 at Rothesay?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Rothesay is about:
8°C (46°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Rothesay. The closest one is South Shields, which is just 11km (7.5miles) away from Rothesay. Click here for directions and to check out more information on South Shields and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Rothesay are Tynemouth Longsands, which is approximately 12.1km (7.5miles) away, and Blyth Beach, located 16.3km (10.1miles) from Rothesay.

Are there any other beautiful beaches in close proximity to Rothesay?

Yes, there are other beautiful beaches close to Rothesay. The closest one is Newcastle, which is only 6.7km (4.1miles) away from Rothesay. Another beach near Rothesay is St Oswalds Bay, which is 9km (5.6miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Rothesay?

The water temperature at Rothesay is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to 6°C (42°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Rothesay?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during summer when temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Rothesay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Rothesay...

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