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

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

Stonehaven is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a comparatively little city close to the ocean with a population of 9592 people. The water temperature around Stonehaven changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.6°C (42°F) in March up to 12.9°C (55.3°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Stonehaven 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 Stonehaven?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Stonehaven is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Stonehaven. The nearest one is Nigg Bay, which is only 13.1km (9.2miles) away from Stonehaven. Click here for directions and for more information on Nigg Bay and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Stonehaven are Aberdeen, which is roughly 14.7km (9.2miles) away, and Fraserburgh, located 50.3km (31.2miles) from Stonehaven.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in proximity to Stonehaven. A good beach nearby is St Andrews Beach, which is just 46.8km (29.1miles) away from Stonehaven. Another beach near Stonehaven is Dunbar, which is approximately 69.6km (43.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Stonehaven?

The water temperature around Stonehaven is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (55°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures drop down to nearly 6°C (42°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Stonehaven?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when temperatures range from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Stonehaven: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Stonehaven...

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