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Maenporth, United Kingdom
Maenporth, United Kingdom | © Nick Harrison

Current water temperature in the English Channel. Historical and statistical data. Forecast of changes in water temperature in the English Channel.

Current water temperature in English Channel


At the moment on the beaches in English Channel the water temperature is very low and not suitable for swimming.

English Channel: countries

We track and show sea surface temperature in the following countries and regions related to this sea:

English Channel: water temperature data

Bathing comfort is also affected by air temperature, wind or precipitation. All this data you can see on the page of each location. To do this, you can use the search or view all locations in a region, country, state or coastline of a particular part of Earth.

Paignton, United Kingdom
Paignton, United Kingdom | © John Falconbridge

The warmest water in English Channel was recorded today in Portscatho. The water temperature in this location is 49°F. And the coldest in Minster on Sea, its value 43°F.

The water temperature in English Channel tends to decrease, its value has decreased both over the last week and over the month. The general trend can be seen on the graph. It shows the change in the average water temperature, calculated at all points in English Channel over the past two months.

Indicators of changes in water temperature values throughout the year are important. For the two most popular swimming location in English Channel, the annual schedules look like this:

English Channel: general information

Littlehampton, United Kingdom
Littlehampton, United Kingdom | © A K

English Channel is the strait between the coast of France and the island of Great Britain. Since 1994, the third longest railway tunnel in the world - Eurotunnel - has been running under the strait.

The climate is temperate maritime, with significant influence from the Atlantic Ocean. Average air temperature: + 4 ° С in winter, + 18 ° С in summer. Average temperature of the surface water layer: January: + 6 ° С; July: + 19 ° С. Average annual rainfall: 830 mm.

Below is information about the current water temperature, the current trend of its change, information about the weather in selected locations in English Channel.

Le Touquet-Paris-Plage46°F48°F

Find out the temperature of sea water in more than 12000 cities and resorts around the world. Water surface temperature values are available in real time. There is a forecast of water temperature changes for the next few days, as well as historical data of sea surface temperature are available for all days of the last years.

We use data from various sources, including National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA), meteorological services of different countries, data received from more than a thousand buoys around the world, satellite systems for scanning the surface of the oceans and seas.

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