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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Strait of Dover

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Strait of Dover...

Strait of Dover is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Strait of Dover has extreme variability year round. The temperature ranges from 6.4°C (43.5°F) in February up to 16.6°C (61.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Strait of Dover 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 Strait of Dover?

The current water temperature in the month of April near Strait of Dover is approximately:
8°C (46°F)

Are there surf spots near Strait of Dover?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Strait of Dover. The closest one is Cap Griz Nez, which is only 9.8km (6.3miles) away from Strait of Dover. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Cap Griz Nez and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Strait of Dover are Tardinghen, which is 10.2km (6.3miles) away, and Wissant, located 10.4km (6.5miles) from Strait of Dover.

Are there beautiful beaches near Strait of Dover?

Yes, there are some nice beaches in proximity to Strait of Dover. The closest one is Folkestone, which is just 15.4km (9.6miles) away from Strait of Dover. Another beautiful beach near Strait of Dover is Deal, which is ca 16km (9.9miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Strait of Dover?

The water temperature at Strait of Dover 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 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 Strait of Dover. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures come down to approximately 6°C (43°F). In this season, a 4-5mm 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 windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Strait of Dover?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Strait of Dover: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Strait of Dover...

Do you know what the the city Bayt Iba in the Palestinian Territory, the city Ylitornio in the Finland, and the city Inverness in the United States have in common with Strait of Dover? Click on the links to find out...