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

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

South Molton is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 4184 people. The water temperature around South Molton varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 7.4°C (45.3°F) in February up to 16.7°C (62.1°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since South Molton 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 South Molton?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters around South Molton is ca:
17°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to South Molton. The closest one is Lynmouth, which is just 14.9km (10.8miles) away from South Molton. Click here to check out more information on Lynmouth and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near South Molton are Westward Ho!, which is ca 17.4km (10.8miles) away, and Saunton Sands, located 18.3km (11.3miles) from South Molton.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are other beautiful beaches near to South Molton. The nearest one is Lynmouth, which is just 14.7km (9.1miles) away from South Molton. Another nice beach near South Molton is Newton Cove, which is ca 15.2km (9.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for South Molton?

The sea temperature around South Molton is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around South Molton. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to 7°C (45°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 chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near South Molton?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during fall when temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to South Molton: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about South Molton...

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