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

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

Seaham is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 21170 people. The water temperature around Seaham varies slightly 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 shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Seaham 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 Seaham?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Seaham is approximately:
12°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Seaham. The closest one is South Shields, which is just 11km (8.3miles) away from Seaham. Click here to check out more information on South Shields and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Seaham are Tynemouth Longsands, which is ca 13.3km (8.3miles) away, and Seaton Carew, located roughly 13.4km (8.4miles) from Seaham.

Are there beaches close to Seaham?

Yes, there are several other beautiful beaches near to Seaham. The nearest one is Roker, which is just 5.8km (3.6miles) away from Seaham. Another beach near Seaham is Seaburn, which is approximately 6.8km (4.2miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Seaham?

The water temperature around Seaham 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 fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Seaham. However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures come down to nearly 6°C (42°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Seaham?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Seaham: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Seaham...

Do you know what the the city Monforte San Giorgio in Italy, the city Espelette in France, and the city Grebin in Germany have in common with Seaham? Click on the links to find out...