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

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

Wight is an island in United Kingdom. It is part of the British Isles island group. The water temperature around Wight changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.2°C (44.9°F) in March up to 16.6°C (61.8°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Wight 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 Wight?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters near Wight is about:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Wight. The closest one is Compton, which is 6.6km (10.3miles) away from Wight. Click here for directions and for more information on Compton and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Wight are Highcliffe, which is approximately 16.6km (10.3miles) away, and West Wittering, located ca 19.8km (12.3miles) from Wight.

Are there gorgeous beaches in proximity to Wight?

There are more nice beaches in proximity to Wight. The closest one is Shanklin, which is 7.3km (4.6miles) away from Wight. Another good beach near Wight is Ventnor, which is roughly 7.6km (4.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Wight?

The sea temperature around Wight is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 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 . Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures come down to roughly 7°C (45°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, 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 advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Wight?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when sea temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Wight: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Wight...

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