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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Borkenes, Norway

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Borkenes...

Borkenes is a coastal city in Norway. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 1460 people. The water temperature around Borkenes varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 3.1°C (37.5°F) in March up to 12.9°C (55.2°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 7°C (45°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Borkenes 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 Borkenes?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters close to Borkenes is approximately:
6°C (43°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are in close proximity to Borkenes. A spot that might be worth checking out is Unstad, which is almost 74.9km (46.5miles) away from Borkenes. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Unstad and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Smitingen, which is approximately 430.7km (267.5miles) away from Borkenes. Another fun surfspot is Smitingen, located ca 430.7km (267.5miles) from Borkenes.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are near to Borkenes. A good beach nearby is Kangasjärvi, which is more than 493.9km (306.8miles) away from Borkenes. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Ruissalo, ca 611.4km (379.8miles) away from Borkenes.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Borkenes?

The water temperature around Borkenes 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 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Borkenes. However, during early spring, temperatures drop down to approximately 3°C (38°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people 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 carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Borkenes?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (38-47°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during June, July, and August when sea temperatures range from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Borkenes: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Borkenes...

Do you know what the the city Palma Soriano in Cuba, the city Cesarolo in Italy, and the city Mervent in France have in common with Borkenes? Click on the links to find out...