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East Runton water temperature
East Runton ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.4

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East Runton Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(East Anglia, UK)

Today's East Runton sea temperature is 17.1 °C.

Statistics for 16 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 15.3 °C, range: 14.1 °C to 16.5 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 24 °C once we account for wind), yet at 17 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at East Runton. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

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 East Runton. 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.

East Runton 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.

East Runton sea temperatures peak in the range 15 to 19°C (59 to 66°F) on around the 17th of August and are at their lowest on about the 21st of February, in the range 4 to 8°C (39 to 46°F). The warmest seasonal sea temperatures at East Runton in the middle of August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The lowest sea temperatures at East Runton 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 mid to late February.

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

 

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.