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

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

West Mersea is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a fairly dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 6943 people. The water temperature around West Mersea varies dramatically during the year. 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 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since West Mersea 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 Mersea?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters near West Mersea is about:
12°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to West Mersea. The next good one is Joss Bay, which is roughly 35.7km (22.9miles) away from West Mersea. Click here for directions and for more information on Joss Bay and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near West Mersea are Broadstairs, which is approximately 36.8km (22.9miles) away, and The Wall, located approximately 37.8km (23.4miles) from West Mersea.

Are there gorgeous beaches in proximity to West Mersea?

There are other nice beaches near to West Mersea. The closest one is Clacton-on-Sea, which is 10km (6.2miles) away from West Mersea. Another fun beach near West Mersea is Clacton-on-Sea, which is 10km (6.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for West Mersea?

The sea temperature around West Mersea 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 several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures drop down to roughly 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 4-5mm 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 windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near West Mersea?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when water temperatures go up to 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to West Mersea: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about West Mersea...

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