Water and sea temperature in Rochester (23rd October 2020)
The ocean temperature for Rochester today is 14°C
Average water/sea temperatures this week for Rochester
What wetsuit thickness is needed for Rochester?
The water temperature in Rochester is freezing. We recommend wearing a 4/3 mm to 5/4/3 mm full sealed and taped suit with boots, gloves and a hood particularly if you will be in the sea for a long time.
Please note: These are general guidelines based on today's average water temperature of 14°C in Rochester. If there are strong winds, cold air temperatures, you are engaging in activities with less movement or you get cold easily, you may want to consider a thicker wetsuit. consider a thicker wetsuit.
Information about our water / sea temperature data for Rochester
Our measurements for the water temperature in Rochester, Medway, United Kingdom are provided by the daily sea surface temperature (SST) satellite readings from NOAA.
Please be aware that our water temperatures are based on open water averages. Actual sea surface water temperatures close to the shore at Rochester can vary by several degrees.
Weather patterns that can increase variation in water temperatures
Heavy rains, locations near river mouths and long periods of strong offshore winds can cause variations in ocean temperatures. Offshore winds cause the colder deep water to replace the surface water which has been warmed by the sun.
Whilst sea temperatures for Rochester are as accurate as current data allows, there may be slight local and regional variations depending on conditions and variations in sea depth.