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

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

Skelton is a coastal city in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Skelton has a large variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 4.9°C (40.8°F) in February up to 17.7°C (63.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Skelton 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 Skelton?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Skelton is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near Skelton?

There are not too many surf spots close to Skelton. A spot, which is not too far away, is South Bay, which is 35.4km (22.1miles) away from Skelton. Click here for more information on South Bay and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Skelton are Cayton Bay, which is approximately 35.6km (22.1miles) away, and North bay, located 35.7km (22.2miles) from Skelton.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Skelton. One beach, which is not too far away, is Girvan, which is 4.5km (2.8miles) away from Skelton. Another beautiful beach near Skelton is Dunoon, which is 29.7km (18.4miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Skelton?

The water temperature around Skelton is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to 5°C (41°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Skelton?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Skelton: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Skelton...

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