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Aberdeen water temperature
Aberdeen ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.5

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Aberdeen Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Scotland – East Coast, UK)

Today's Aberdeen sea temperature is 9.7 °C.

Statistics for 05 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 9.3 °C, range: 8.1 °C to 10.3 °C

Very cold water temperature (9 °C) at Aberdeen. Despite the sunshine, even with a thick winter wetsuit, neoprene hood, gloves and boots it will be difficult to stay comfortable in the sea for long today.

United Kingdom Sea Water Temperature

Map of current United Kingdom
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
United Kingdom Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current United Kingdom
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Aberdeen. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Aberdeen Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Aberdeen sea water temperatures peak in the range 12 to 16°C (54 to 61°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 28th of February, in the range 5 to 8°C (41 to 46°F). The highest sea water temperatures at Aberdeen in early to mid August are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days. The coldest sea water temperatures at Aberdeen mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here in the fourth week of February.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Aberdeen can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Aberdeen. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.