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

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

Sanday is an island in United Kingdom. It is part of the The North Isles island group. The water temperature around Sanday has average variability year round. The temperature ranges from 6.7°C (44.1°F) in February up to 12.8°C (55°F) in the month of October, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is , since Sanday 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 Sanday?

The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters near Sanday is about:
12°C (54°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Sanday. The closest decent spot is Thurso East, which is just 55.7km (34.8miles) away from Sanday. Click here for directions and for more information on Thurso East and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Sanday are Thurso beach, which is 56km (34.8miles) away, and Sandwood Bay, located ca 101.7km (63.2miles) from Sanday.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are located in proximity to Sanday. The closest decent beach is Thurso, which is 56.5km (35.1miles) away from Sanday. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit St Andrews Beach, 195.3km (121.3miles) away from Sanday.

What wetsuit is needed for Sanday?

The water temperature around Sanday is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (55°F) in the months of . During this time, in the , a 4/3 wetsuit is required 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 scuba diving around Sanday. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of roughly 7°C (44°F). During 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 periods of time . For very chilly 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 near Sanday?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during when sea temperatures reach 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Sanday: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Sanday...

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