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Aln Estuary water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

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Aln Estuary Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North East England, UK)

Today's Aln Estuary sea temperature is 9.4 °C.

Statistics for 10 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 8.9 °C, range: 8.0 °C to 9.6 °C

The water temperature (9 °C) at Aln Estuary is very cold. Despite the sun, surfers will need plenty of neoprene. Wear a quality winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. A windchill factor of (7 °C).

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 Aln Estuary. 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.

Aln Estuary 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.

Aln Estuary water temperatures peak in the range 13 to 17°C (55 to 63°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their lowest on about the 25th of February, in the range 4 to 8°C (39 to 46°F). The maximum water temperatures at Aln Estuary 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 lowest water temperatures at Aln Estuary 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 late February.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Aln Estuary 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 Aln Estuary. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.