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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near South Bay, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about South Bay...

South Bay is a surf spot in United Kingdom. The water temperature around South Bay has moderate variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.4°C (41.8°F) in February up to 13.7°C (56.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since South Bay 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 at South Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of August at South Bay is approximately:
14°C (57°F)

Are there any other surf spots close to South Bay?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to South Bay. The closest one is North bay, which is only 0.8km (0.5miles) away from South Bay. Click here for directions and to check out more information on North bay and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near South Bay is Cayton Bay, which is roughly 2.9km (1.8miles) away.

Are there beaches near South Bay?

Yes, there are some other beautiful beaches in proximity to South Bay. The closest one is Scarborough, which is only 0.3km (0.2miles) away from South Bay. Another beautiful beach near South Bay is Scarborough, which is ca 0.3km (0.2miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for South Bay?

The water temperature at South Bay 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 feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at South Bay. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures drop down to roughly 5°C (42°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to South Bay?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (42-51°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when temperatures go up to 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to South Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about South Bay...

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