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

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

Wick is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 7147 people. The water temperature around Wick changes significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 5.6°C (42.1°F) in February up to 16.7°C (62.1°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Wick 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 Wick?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters close to Wick is approximately:
12°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Wick. The nearest one is Thurso East, which is 18.7km (11.7miles) away from Wick. Click here for directions and for more information on Thurso East and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Wick are Thurso beach, which is approximately 18.8km (11.7miles) away, and Lossie East Beach, located roughly 50.3km (31.2miles) from Wick.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are near to Wick. One that might be worth checking out is Thurso, which is almost 18.7km (11.6miles) away from Wick. If you have some extra time, you can also check out St Andrews Beach, which is ca 138.9km (86.2miles) away from Wick.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Wick?

The water temperature around Wick is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to 6°C (42°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some 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 recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Wick?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during August, September, and October when temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Wick: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Wick...

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