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

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

West Malling is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a quite little city close to the water with a population of 2192 people. The water temperature around West Malling changes extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.5°F) in February up to 18.9°C (66°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since West Malling 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 Malling?

The current water temperature in the month of July near West Malling is about:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots near West Malling?

There are not too many surf spots close to West Malling. A good spot nearby is Stamco, which is just 31.1km (19.4miles) away from West Malling. Click here for more information on Stamco and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near West Malling are Hastings pier, which is ca 31.3km (19.4miles) away, and Eastbourne, located approximately 37.1km (23miles) from West Malling.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are several other beautiful beaches close to West Malling. The nearest one is Canvey Island, which is only 17.1km (10.6miles) away from West Malling. Another gorgeous beach near West Malling is Gourock, which is ca 18.7km (11.6miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for West Malling?

The water temperature around West Malling 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 required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around West Malling. However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures come down to approximately 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to West Malling?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to West Malling: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about West Malling...

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