Walcott water temperature
Walcott ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

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Walcott Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(East Anglia, UK)

Today's Walcott sea temperature is 14.7 °C.

Statistics for 22 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 13.7 °C, range: 12.3 °C to 15.3 °C

The water temperature (14 °C) at Walcott is fairly cool. Despite the sun, a windchill factor of (9 °C) means that surfers will need a good quality spring wetsuit, a neoprene hood. Some surfers would wear gloves and boots.

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 Walcott. 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.

Walcott 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.

Walcott water 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 23rd of February, in the range 4 to 8°C (39 to 46°F). The warmest seasonal water temperatures at Walcott in the middle of August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The lowest water temperatures at Walcott 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 Walcott 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 Walcott. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

 

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