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

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

York is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively average coastal town close to the water with a population of 144202 people. The water temperature around York changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.4°C (41.8°F) in February up to 13.7°C (56.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since York 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 York?

The current water temperature in the month of May near York is approximately:
8°C (46°F)

Are there surf spots close to York?

There are not too many surf spots close to York. The next good one is Cayton Bay, which is just 35.4km (22miles) away from York. Click here for more information on Cayton Bay and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near York are South Bay, which is 35.5km (22miles) away, and North bay, located roughly 35.8km (22.3miles) from York.

Are there beaches near York?

No, there are not too many beaches near to York. A good beach nearby is Girvan, which is 2.6km (1.6miles) away from York. Another gorgeous beach near York is Dunoon, which is 30.2km (18.7miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for York?

The water temperature around York is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around York. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of nearly 5°C (42°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to York?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (42-51°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to York: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about York...

Do you know what the the city Termal in Turkey, the city Calp in Spain, and the city Moerbylanga in Sweden have in common with York? Click on the links to find out...