Water Temperature

Water temperature here at Gildenburgh Water

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Gildenburgh Water is typical of deep freshwater sites in the UK. In the summer the water temperature can be expected to rise to a comfortable 16 degrees Celsius. The water temperature in the winter varies depending on the severity of the weather, and can be expected to drop to between 4 to 5 degrees Celsius by January. However, as the weather improves, the temperature will soon come back up, and by the end of April will be around 10 degrees Celsius. As a general rule, we suggest dry suit use between the months of November and May, and we have a good selection of dry suits and under suits for rental.