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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Sturminster Newton...

Sturminster Newton is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a fairly dense town close to the water with a population of 2369 people. The water temperature around Sturminster Newton varies extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.7°F) in February up to 17.3°C (63.1°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 Sturminster Newton 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 Sturminster Newton?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Sturminster Newton is ca:
9°C (49°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Sturminster Newton?

There are not many surf spots close to Sturminster Newton. A spot, which is not too far away, is Kimmeridge Bay Bench, which is roughly 23.1km (14.5miles) away from Sturminster Newton. Click here for more information on Kimmeridge Bay Bench and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Sturminster Newton are Kimmeridge The Ledges, which is ca 23.4km (14.5miles) away, and Bournemouth Pier, located approximately 23.8km (14.8miles) from Sturminster Newton.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are not too many beaches in proximity to Sturminster Newton. The next good one is Poole, which is 20.2km (12.5miles) away from Sturminster Newton. Another beach near Sturminster Newton is Ringstead Bay, which is ca 20.3km (12.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Sturminster Newton?

The sea temperature around Sturminster Newton 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 required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures come down to roughly 6°C (43°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Sturminster Newton?

Due to significant temperature changes during 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 January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Sturminster Newton: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Sturminster Newton...

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