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

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

Rye is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 4288 people. The water temperature around Rye changes extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.6°F) in February up to 16.8°C (62.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Rye 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 Rye?

The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters around Rye is ca:
17°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Rye. The closest one is Hastings pier, which is only 9.8km (6.9miles) away from Rye. Click here to check out more information on Hastings pier and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Rye are Stamco, which is roughly 11.2km (6.9miles) away, and Folkestone East Cliff Sands, located ca 22.6km (14miles) from Rye.

Are there sandy beaches in proximity to Rye?

There are more nice beaches close to Rye. The nearest one is Camber Sands, which is just 3.4km (2.1miles) away from Rye. Another gorgeous beach near Rye is Hastings, which is roughly 9.7km (6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Rye?

The sea temperature around Rye is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°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 Rye. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures drop down to nearly 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Rye?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit 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. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Rye: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Rye...

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