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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Stansted, United Kingdom

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

Stansted is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 5429 people. The water temperature around Stansted has extreme variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.5°F) in February up to 18.9°C (66°F) in the month of August, 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 late summer, since Stansted 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 Stansted?

The current water temperature in the month of February near Stansted is ca:
6°C (43°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Stansted?

There are not many surf spots close to Stansted. The next good one is Joss Bay, which is roughly 64.7km (40.6miles) away from Stansted. Click here for more information on Joss Bay and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Stansted are Broadstairs, which is roughly 65.4km (40.6miles) away, and The Wall, located roughly 65.8km (40.9miles) from Stansted.

Are there white sand beaches near Stansted?

There are not too many beaches near to Stansted. The next good one is Pondfield Cove, which is 20.6km (12.8miles) away from Stansted. Another beautiful beach near Stansted is Tenby, which is roughly 27.2km (16.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Stansted?

The sea temperature around Stansted is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures cool down to nearly 6°C (43°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy 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 Stansted?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Stansted: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Stansted...

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