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

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

West Rainton is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 2305 people. The water temperature around West Rainton has slight variability year round. The temperature ranges from 5.7°C (42.3°F) in February up to 13.8°C (56.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since West Rainton 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 Rainton?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters around West Rainton is ca:
12°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to West Rainton. The closest one is South Shields, which is just 12.9km (9.2miles) away from West Rainton. Click here for more information on South Shields and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near West Rainton are Tynemouth Longsands, which is roughly 14.8km (9.2miles) away, and Seaton Carew, located roughly 16.2km (10.1miles) from West Rainton.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are other beautiful beaches near to West Rainton. The nearest one is Rothesay, which is only 6km (3.7miles) away from West Rainton. Another good beach near West Rainton is Roker, which is ca 8.9km (5.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for West Rainton?

The sea temperature around West Rainton is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around West Rainton. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures drop down to approximately 6°C (42°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly 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 West Rainton?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures reach 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to West Rainton: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about West Rainton...

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