Magic Seaweed is your friend 🙂
I think sea temp warms all summer, so as noted above, there it a period where is peaks, even though the air temp is beginning to drop. Which would explain why I was dropping into 12 degree water on Skye, even though the air temp was 10 degrees 🙂Posted 4 years ago
I went to Amroth in Pembrokeshire the other week and the water was astonishingly warm for the UK, despite the weather having been cool and a bit dull. Is this something to do with it being hot further south?
Is it still warm generally? Considering my BH weekend options.Posted 4 years agowobbliscottMember
Where is the gulfstream running? My brother used to surf a lot and favoured the west coast of Scotland not only because of the quality of the surf, but also the warmer waters due to the gulfstream. The gulfstream could be running further south this year, as is the jet stream, which would also explain the jelly fish.Posted 4 years agoHellsSubscriber
Temp looks pretty much the same around the south!Posted 4 years ago
Lol.. STWers popping in for niche drinks:
cloudnine: Hi molgrips, come on in, would you like a coffee?
molgrips: Er yeah, that’d be great. Is it a Gaggia machine?
c9: Er no, I have a moka pot though.
mg: Hmm. Are you going to put it on low and let the coffee trickle out?
c9: Well I wasn’t going to.. it is single origin Javanese from Monmouth coffee though
mg: Nah, putting it on high is gonna ruin it. What about tea?
c9: Well there’s some Earl Grey?
c9: Oookay.. well, I have some fine whiskey?Posted 4 years ago
mg: I bet you don’tSprocketJockeyMember
Sea temps took a while to warm up due to the crap spring – (I was still in a winter suit in late April when it was pretty baltic!)- but I reckon that was balanced by a hot July so are now about average for the time of year around 16-18 degrees. As a few other folk have mentioned, sea temps tend to be at their warmest around August / early September time and at their lowest in early March. Loads of other factors though including river outflow etc. Will also often feel warmer on an incoming afternoon tide due to the warming effect of the beach.
I was in Pembrokeshire myself a couple of weeks back and think I only used a wetsuit for one early morning surf – rest of the time was just using boardies and a 1.5mm neo rash vest.Posted 4 years ago
If you hadn’t drunk the coffee I’d have gotten you to run an eye over my patio plans which are in the shape of some bombers.
Oooh.. subtle and complex.. 🙂
I’ll find out about the sea temps anyway, just booked a site near Tenby 🙂 As for wetsuit – don’t even own one 🙂Posted 4 years ago
First day at Manorbier was remarkably warm; second at Barafundle was less so but still fine to play in all afternoon, likewise Saundersfoot on the third day.
We went to the right of the harbour at Saundersfoot – some great geology and interesting beach but the swimming was awful. Slimy underfoot with some patches of extremely disgusting black mud full of wildlife, and at low tide it stayed about 2ft deep for miles out.Posted 4 years ago
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