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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near West Kirby, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about West Kirby...

West Kirby is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a fairly dense town close to the water with a population of 7680 people. The water temperature around West Kirby has significant variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.7°F) in February up to 17.1°C (62.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since West Kirby 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 West Kirby?

The current water temperature in the month of May near West Kirby is ca:
10°C (50°F)

Are there surf spots located close to West Kirby?

There are not many surf spots close to West Kirby. A good spot nearby is Tywyn, which is roughly 66.5km (43.4miles) away from West Kirby. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Tywyn and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near West Kirby are Hells Mouth, which is 69.9km (43.4miles) away, and The Trap-Aberystwyth, located ca 76.8km (47.7miles) from West Kirby.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are some gorgeous beaches near to West Kirby. The closest one is Ferryside, which is only 7.3km (4.5miles) away from West Kirby. Another nice beach near West Kirby is New Brighton, which is 7.3km (4.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for West Kirby?

The sea temperature around West Kirby is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around West Kirby. Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures come down to approximately 5°C (41°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to West Kirby?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to West Kirby: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about West Kirby...

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