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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Whitby, England

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Whitby...

Whitby is a beach in England. The water temperature around Whitby varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 6.2°C (43.1°F) in February up to 14.1°C (57.5°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Whitby 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 Whitby?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Whitby is about:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots near Whitby?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Whitby. The closest one is Whitby Beach, which is 0.3km (0.6miles) away from Whitby. Click here to check out more information on Whitby Beach and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Whitby are Admirals, which is 0.9km (0.6miles) away, and Staithes, located ca 8.6km (5.3miles) from Whitby.

Are there any other beaches near Whitby?

Yes, there are some nice beaches in close proximity to Whitby. The nearest one is Saltburn-by-the-Sea, which is just 15.9km (9.9miles) away from Whitby. Another beautiful beach near Whitby is Scarborough, which is 16.5km (10.2miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Whitby?

The water temperature at Whitby is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Whitby. However, during late winter, temperatures come down to approximately 6°C (43°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Whitby?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during June, July, and August when sea temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Whitby: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Whitby...

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