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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom | © David

Current water temperature in the North Sea. Historical and statistical data. Forecast of changes in water temperature in the North Sea.

Current water temperature in North Sea


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

North Sea: countries

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

North Sea: 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.

Findhorn, United Kingdom
Findhorn, United Kingdom | © Richard Pusch

The warmest water in North Sea was recorded today in Bispham. The water temperature in this location is 50°F. And the coldest in Ahus, its value 42°F.

The water temperature in North Sea has risen both over the past 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 North Sea 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 North Sea, the annual schedules look like this:

North Sea: general information

Korshamn, Norway
Korshamn, Norway | © Bitta

The North Sea is a shallow shelf sea of ​​the Atlantic Ocean that washes the shores of northern Europe. Located between the British Isles in the west, the Jutland Peninsulas, the Scandinavian Peninsulas in the east, and continental Europe in the south.

The surface water temperature in February (minimum) ranges from 2 ° C in the Skagerrak to 7.5 ° C in the northwest, and in August (maximum) - from 12.5 ° C to 18 ° C, respectively; this is in particular due to the influence of the warm North Atlantic Current, which comes here from the Norwegian Sea. It is noticeably colder on the border with the Baltic. The salinity of the water is 32-34.5 ppm in coastal waters and reaches 35 ‰ in the open sea. In the east, the salinity of the North Sea is noticeably lower due to the influx of cold and less saline waters of the Baltic, as well as the confluence of such large rivers as the Rhine, Elbe, Weser, Scheldt and Thames.

Throughout the year, western, south-western and north-western sea winds prevail, bringing frequent fogs and rains, and then the waves raised by gusts of wind reach 6-7 m, and off the coast of Scotland - 11 meters, which greatly complicates navigation. Tide heights range from 0.2 m off the coast of Norway to 7.6 m off the coast of England; sea ​​currents are oriented counterclockwise and move at a speed of about 1 km / h.

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

Hoek Van Holland47°F41°F
Egmond Aan Zee48°F44°F
Den Helder49°F42°F
Southend On Sea49°F45°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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