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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Albatross Bank

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Albatross Bank...

Albatross Bank is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Albatross Bank varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 3.9°C (38.9°F) in February up to 12.5°C (54.5°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 7°C (45°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Albatross Bank is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Albatross Bank?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters around Albatross Bank is ca:
9°C (48°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in close proximity to Albatross Bank. A spot that might be worth checking out is Long bay, which is almost 51.9km (32.2miles) away from Albatross Bank. Click here for directions and for more information on Long bay and its water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try surfing Encuentro, which is 369.5km (229.5miles) away from Albatross Bank. Another fun surfspot is Encuentro, located roughly 369.5km (229.5miles) from Albatross Bank.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

Not many beaches are near to Albatross Bank. One that might be worth checking out is Port-Salut, which is almost 118.1km (73.4miles) away from Albatross Bank. If you have some extra time, you can also visit La Trompeuse, which is roughly 152km (94.4miles) away from Albatross Bank.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Albatross Bank?

The sea temperature at Albatross Bank is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (55°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures drop down to approximately 4°C (39°F). During this time, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Albatross Bank?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (39-48°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when temperatures reach 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Albatross Bank: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Albatross Bank...

Do you know what the the city Masfjorden in Norway, the city Saint-Dolay in France, and Dogger Bank have in common with Albatross Bank? Click on the links to find out...