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

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

Thurso is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 7492 people. The water temperature around Thurso has slight variability year round. 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 interactive table 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 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 Thurso?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters around Thurso is ca:
8°C (46°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Thurso. The nearest one is Thurso beach, which is 0.6km (0.6miles) away from Thurso. Click here for directions and for more information on Thurso beach and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Thurso are Thurso East, which is approximately 0.9km (0.6miles) away, and Sandwood Bay, located roughly 55.3km (34.4miles) from Thurso.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

Not many beaches are near to Thurso. The next good one is Thurso, which is more than 0.2km (0.1miles) away from Thurso. If you have some extra time, you can also check out St Andrews Beach, which is approximately 150.9km (93.7miles) away from Thurso.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Thurso?

The sea temperature around Thurso 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 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during March, April, and May, water temperatures reach lows of roughly 6°C (43°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Thurso?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during March, April, and May. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Thurso: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Thurso...

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