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

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

Widnes is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a rather medium-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 56097 people. The water temperature around Widnes changes extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.7°F) in February up to 17.1°C (62.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Widnes 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 Widnes?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters around Widnes is ca:
6°C (44°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Widnes. A spot, which is not too far away, is Tywyn, which is 78.3km (53.3miles) away from Widnes. Click here to check out more information on Tywyn and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Widnes are Hells Mouth, which is approximately 85.9km (53.3miles) away, and The Trap-Aberystwyth, located ca 87.2km (54.2miles) from Widnes.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

There are other beaches in close proximity to Widnes. The nearest one is Pendine, which is just 5.6km (3.5miles) away from Widnes. Another beach near Widnes is St Helens, which is 6.5km (4.1miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Widnes?

The sea temperature around Widnes is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Widnes. Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures drop down to nearly 5°C (41°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Widnes?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Widnes: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Widnes...

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