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

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

Shotton is a coastal city in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Shotton changes slightly year round. 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 Shotton 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 Shotton?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters close to Shotton is approximately:
6°C (44°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Shotton. The closest one is Seaton Carew, which is only 10.7km (9.1miles) away from Shotton. Click here for directions and for more information on Seaton Carew and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Shotton are South Shields, which is 14.7km (9.1miles) away, and Tynemouth Longsands, located approximately 16.9km (10.5miles) from Shotton.

Are there beautiful beaches in close proximity to Shotton?

Yes, there are more nice beaches in proximity to Shotton. The closest one is Roker, which is 9.6km (6miles) away from Shotton. Another nice beach near Shotton is Seaburn, which is approximately 10.6km (6.6miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Shotton?

The water temperature around Shotton 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 recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, water temperatures come down to approximately 6°C (42°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Shotton?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Shotton: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Shotton...

Do you know what the the city Cannalonga in Italy, the city Hampton Park in Australia, and the city Medalem in Indonesia have in common with Shotton? Click on the links to find out...