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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near St Helens, England

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about St Helens...

St Helens is a beach in England. The water temperature around St Helens varies dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.7°F) in February up to 17.1°C (62.8°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since St Helens 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 St Helens?

The current water temperature in the month of September at St Helens is about:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to St Helens. A spot that might be worth checking out is Tywyn, which is 82.8km (55.2miles) away from St Helens. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Tywyn and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near St Helens are Hells Mouth, which is ca 88.8km (55.2miles) away, and The Trap-Aberystwyth, located 92.2km (57.3miles) from St Helens.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches near by?

There are a few beaches in close proximity to St Helens. The closest one is Pendine, which is just 5.5km (3.4miles) away from St Helens. Another good beach near St Helens is Barmouth, which is ca 10.7km (6.6miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for St Helens?

The sea temperature at St Helens 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 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 . However, during late winter, temperatures cool down to nearly 5°C (41°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near St Helens?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when water temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to St Helens: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about St Helens...

Do you know what the the city Cambridge in the United States, the city Matagbak in the Philippines, and the city Trevico in the Italy have in common with St Helens? Click on the links to find out...