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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Shotley Gate, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Shotley Gate...

Shotley Gate is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 1566 people. The water temperature around Shotley Gate has a large variability year round. The temperature ranges from 5.6°C (42.1°F) in March up to 17.4°C (63.3°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Shotley Gate 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 Shotley Gate?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Shotley Gate is approximately:
17°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Shotley Gate. A spot that might be worth checking out is Joss Bay, which is just 40.7km (26.2miles) away from Shotley Gate. Click here for more information on Joss Bay and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Shotley Gate are Broadstairs, which is roughly 42.2km (26.2miles) away, and The Wall, located 43.8km (27.2miles) from Shotley Gate.

Are there nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are several other beaches close to Shotley Gate. The nearest one is Felixstowe, which is 3.5km (2.2miles) away from Shotley Gate. Another nice beach near Shotley Gate is Walton-on-the-Naze, which is approximately 7.6km (4.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Shotley Gate?

The water temperature around Shotley Gate is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during early spring, water temperatures come down to approximately 6°C (42°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Shotley Gate?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°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 change during June, July, and August when sea temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Shotley Gate: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Shotley Gate...

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