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

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

Woolwich is a coastal city in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Woolwich has significant variability year round. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.5°F) in February up to 18.9°C (66°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 Woolwich 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 Woolwich?

The current water temperature in the month of November in the waters near Woolwich is about:
7°C (44°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Woolwich. A good spot nearby is Brighton West Pier, which is just 47.3km (29.5miles) away from Woolwich. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Brighton West Pier and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Woolwich are Shoreham, which is 47.6km (29.5miles) away, and Hot pipe, located roughly 47.6km (29.5miles) from Woolwich.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are a few beautiful beaches close to Woolwich. The closest one is Gourock, which is only 2.7km (1.7miles) away from Woolwich. Another beautiful beach near Woolwich is Dornoch, which is roughly 4.9km (3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Woolwich?

The sea temperature around Woolwich is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Woolwich. Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures drop down to roughly 6°C (43°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Woolwich?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change 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. However, the conditions usually change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Woolwich: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Woolwich...

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