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

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

Sunderland is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a rather medium-sized town close to the water with a population of 177965 people. The water temperature around Sunderland changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.7°C (42.3°F) in February up to 13.8°C (56.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Sunderland 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 Sunderland?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Sunderland is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Sunderland?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Sunderland. The closest one is South Shields, which is just 6.3km (5.3miles) away from Sunderland. Click here for more information on South Shields and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Sunderland are Tynemouth Longsands, which is roughly 8.6km (5.3miles) away, and Blyth Beach, located approximately 14.9km (9.3miles) from Sunderland.

Are there white sand beaches close to Sunderland?

There are several other nice beaches near to Sunderland. The nearest one is Roker, which is 1.3km (0.8miles) away from Sunderland. Another gorgeous beach near Sunderland is Seaburn, which is ca 2.3km (1.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Sunderland?

The sea temperature around Sunderland is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to roughly 6°C (42°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts 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 Sunderland?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Sunderland: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Sunderland...

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