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

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

Thurso beach is a surf spot in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Thurso beach has slight variability during 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 beach 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 beach?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Thurso beach is approximately:
12°C (54°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Thurso beach. The nearest one is Thurso East, which is just 0.3km (0.2miles) away from Thurso beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Thurso East and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Thurso beach is Sandwood Bay, which is ca 55.7km (34.6miles) away.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are in proximity to Thurso beach. The next good one is Thurso, which is more than 0.5km (0.3miles) away from Thurso beach. If you have some extra time, you can also visit St Andrews Beach, roughly 151.3km (94miles) away from Thurso beach.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Thurso beach?

The water temperature at Thurso beach 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 required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during spring, sea temperatures drop down to nearly 6°C (43°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Thurso beach?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary 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. The conditions change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Thurso beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Thurso beach...

Do you know what the the city Logstor in Denmark, the geo Civitavecchia Valley , and the city Kirk Ella in United Kingdom have in common with Thurso beach? Click on the links to find out...