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

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

South Shields is a surf spot in United Kingdom. The water temperature around South Shields has moderate variability year round. The temperature ranges from 5.5°C (41.9°F) in February up to 13.5°C (56.3°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 Shields 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 Shields?

The current water temperature in the month of June at South Shields is approximately:
10°C (50°F)

Are there any other surf spots close to South Shields?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to South Shields. The closest one is Tynemouth Longsands, which is 2.3km (1.4miles) away from South Shields. Click here for more information on Tynemouth Longsands and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near South Shields is Blyth Beach, which is approximately 8.8km (5.4miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are some beautiful beaches in proximity to South Shields. The nearest one is South Shields, which is only 1km (0.6miles) away from South Shields. Another nice beach near South Shields is Tynemouth, which is ca 1.8km (1.1miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for South Shields?

The water temperature at South Shields is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (56°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 a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures come down to 6°C (42°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people 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 advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

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

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter 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 can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 9 to 14°C (47-56°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to South Shields: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about South Shields...

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