watertemperature.org logo2

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

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

Rousay is an island in United Kingdom. It is one of the islands of the The North Isles island group. The water temperature around Rousay has moderate variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.6°F) in March up to 12.4°C (54.3°F) in the month of October, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is , since Rousay 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 Rousay?

The current water temperature in the month of October near Rousay is ca:
12°C (54°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Rousay?

There are not many surf spots close to Rousay. A spot that might be worth checking out is Thurso East, which is about 42.2km (26.4miles) away from Rousay. Click here for directions and for more information on Thurso East and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Rousay are Thurso beach, which is roughly 42.5km (26.4miles) away, and Sandwood Bay, located 84.3km (52.3miles) from Rousay.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are in close proximity to Rousay. The next good one is Thurso, which is 42.9km (26.7miles) away from Rousay. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out St Andrews Beach, ca 188.8km (117.3miles) away from Rousay.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Rousay?

The sea temperature around Rousay is pretty cold, reaching up to 12°C (54°F) in the months of . During this time, in the , a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Rousay. However, during early spring, temperatures reach lows of 6°C (43°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok 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 diving and fishing close to Rousay?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during when water temperatures range from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Rousay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Rousay...

Do you know what the the city Toolooa in Australia, the city Kon Plong in Vietnam, and the city Binay in Philippines have in common with Rousay? Click on the links to find out...