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Hayling Island water temperature
Hayling Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.7

Overall: 4.5

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Hayling Island Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(South Coast of England, UK)

Today's Hayling Island sea temperature is 12.6 °C.

Statistics for 20 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 12.8 °C, range: 11.4 °C to 13.8 °C

The water temperature (12 °C) at Hayling Island is rather cold today and the windchill (2 °C) will make the air temperature seem even colder, not helped by a lack of sunshine. You'll need a thick hooded winter wetsuit to keep your head warm and ideally neoprene gloves and neoprene boots 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 Hayling Island. 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.

Hayling Island 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.

Hayling Island water temperatures peak in the range 16 to 19°C (61 to 66°F) on around the 17th of August and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 8 to 9°C (46 to 48°F). The warmest seasonal water temperatures at Hayling Island in the middle of August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The minimum water temperatures at Hayling Island 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 Hayling Island 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 Hayling Island. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.