Bude water temperature
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Bude Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North Cornwall, UK)

Today's Bude sea temperature is 13.8 °C.

Statistics for 25 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 12.0 °C, range: 10.9 °C to 13.2 °C

Cool Bude water temperature today (13 °C) and cold weather (windchill of 3 °C) but at least there should be some sunshine to help stay warm. We suggest wearing a good spring wetsuit, ideally with a neoprene hood, maybe neoprene boots and gloves too.

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 Bude. 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.

Bude 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.

Bude sea water temperatures peak in the range 15 to 18°C (59 to 64°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 8 to 9°C (46 to 48°F). The warmest seasonal sea water temperatures at Bude in early to mid August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The coldest sea water temperatures at Bude 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 at the beginning of March.

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

 

 

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