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

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

Southwold is a beach in England. The water temperature around Southwold changes dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 4.4°C (40°F) in March up to 16.8°C (62.3°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Southwold 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 Southwold?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Southwold is about:
6°C (42°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Southwold. A spot, which is not too far away, is Joss Bay, which is 66.2km (42miles) away from Southwold. Click here to check out more information on Joss Bay and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Southwold are Broadstairs, which is roughly 67.7km (42miles) away, and The Wall, located approximately 69.6km (43.2miles) from Southwold.

Are there any other beaches near by?

Yes, there are more beaches in close proximity to Southwold. The nearest one is Kessingland, which is just 6.7km (4.1miles) away from Southwold. Another beach near Southwold is Thorpeness, which is ca 10.3km (6.4miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Southwold?

The water temperature at Southwold is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Southwold. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, water temperatures drop down to nearly 4°C (40°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Southwold?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (40-49°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Southwold: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Southwold...

Do you know what the the city Moyaux in France, the city North Tustin in United States, and Grand Bank have in common with Southwold? Click on the links to find out...