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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Thornton Bank

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Thornton Bank...

Thornton Bank is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Thornton Bank has extreme variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.1°C (41.2°F) in February up to 18.9°C (66.1°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Thornton Bank 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 Thornton Bank?

The current water temperature in the month of April near Thornton Bank is about:
8°C (47°F)

Are there surf spots near Thornton Bank?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Thornton Bank. The closest one is Zeebrugge, which is 17.7km (11.1miles) away from Thornton Bank. Click here for more information on Zeebrugge and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Thornton Bank are Blankenberge Pier, which is approximately 17.9km (11.1miles) away, and Bay of Heist, located 18.3km (11.4miles) from Thornton Bank.

Are there beaches near Thornton Bank?

No, there are not too many beaches near to Thornton Bank. One beach, which is not too far away, is Bredene, which is 23km (14.3miles) away from Thornton Bank. Another beautiful beach near Thornton Bank is Ostend, which is ca 24.5km (15.2miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Thornton Bank?

The water temperature at Thornton Bank 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 recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Thornton Bank. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures cool down to 5°C (41°F). During this time, 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 amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Thornton Bank?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when sea temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Thornton Bank: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Thornton Bank...

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