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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Thurso East, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Thurso East...

Thurso East is a surf spot in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Thurso East changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.1°C (42.9°F) in April up to 12.6°C (54.7°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Thurso East 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 at Thurso East?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Thurso East is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots close to Thurso East?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Thurso East. The closest one is Thurso beach, which is only 0.3km (0.2miles) away from Thurso East. Click here for directions and for more information on Thurso beach and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Thurso East is Sandwood Bay, which is approximately 56km (34.8miles) away.

Are there beaches near Thurso East?

No, not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Thurso East. A beach that might be worth checking out is Thurso, which is almost 0.8km (0.5miles) away from Thurso East. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out St Andrews Beach, ca 151.5km (94.1miles) away from Thurso East.

What wetsuit is needed for Thurso East?

The water temperature at Thurso East 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 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Thurso East. However, during spring, temperatures drop 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 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 close to Thurso East?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures range from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Thurso East: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Thurso East...

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