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Chapmans Pool Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(South Coast of England, UK)

Today's Chapmans Pool sea temperature is 17.8 °C.

Statistics for 30 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 15.7 °C, range: 14.7 °C to 17.0 °C

The Chapmans Pool water temperature is reasonably warm (17 °C) but the air temperature will feel a few degrees cooler (13 °C). A good quality spring wetsuit would be ideal.

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 Chapmans Pool. 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.

Chapmans Pool 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.

Chapmans Pool water temperatures peak in the range 16 to 18°C (61 to 64°F) on around the 17th of August and are at their minimum on about the 24th of February, in the range 6 to 10°C (43 to 50°F). The warmest seasonal water temperatures at Chapmans Pool 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 Chapmans Pool 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 Chapmans Pool 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 Chapmans Pool. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.