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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Southsea, England

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

Southsea is a beach in England. The water temperature around Southsea varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 7°C (44.7°F) in March up to 17°C (62.5°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Southsea 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 Southsea?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Southsea is about:
10°C (50°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Southsea?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Southsea. The closest one is West Wittering, which is 7.6km (5.7miles) away from Southsea. Click here for directions and to check out more information on West Wittering and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Southsea are East Witterings, which is ca 9.2km (5.7miles) away, and Bracklesham Bay, located approximately 10km (6.2miles) from Southsea.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches close by?

There are some beautiful beaches in close proximity to Southsea. The closest one is The Fleets Beaches, which is just 4.3km (2.7miles) away from Southsea. Another beautiful beach near Southsea is Ryde, which is approximately 5km (3.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Southsea?

The sea temperature at Southsea is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Southsea. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures come down to nearly 7°C (45°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Southsea?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during summer when water temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Southsea: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Southsea...

Do you know what the the city Nea Stira in Greece, the city Mascali in Italy, and the city Lisiera in Italy have in common with Southsea? Click on the links to find out...