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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Whitehaven, United Kingdom

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

Whitehaven is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 24803 people. The water temperature around Whitehaven varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.6°F) in January up to 15.5°C (60°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Whitehaven 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 Whitehaven?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Whitehaven is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close to Whitehaven?

There are not too many surf spots close to Whitehaven. A spot, which is not too far away, is Blyth Beach, which is about 91.2km (56.9miles) away from Whitehaven. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Blyth Beach and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Whitehaven are Tynemouth Longsands, which is 91.6km (56.9miles) away, and South Shields, located ca 91.8km (57miles) from Whitehaven.

Are there beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Whitehaven. One beach, which is not too far away, is Saltcoats, which is just 14.5km (9miles) away from Whitehaven. Another good beach near Whitehaven is Silloth, ca 23.4km (14.5miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Whitehaven?

The water temperature around Whitehaven is pretty cold, reaching up to 16°C (60°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during December, January, and February, sea temperatures reach lows of nearly 6°C (43°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Whitehaven?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during December, January, and February. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 11 to 16°C (51-60°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Whitehaven: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Whitehaven...

Do you know what the the city Cranbourne West in Australia, the city Pamulang in Indonesia, and the city Saint-Gervais in France have in common with Whitehaven? Click on the links to find out...