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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Buff Bay, Jamaica

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Buff Bay...

Buff Bay is a coastal city in Jamaica. It is a comparatively little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 2757 people. The water temperature around Buff Bay varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 26.2°C (79.1°F) in March up to 30.2°C (86.4°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Buff Bay 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 Buff Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters near Buff Bay is about:
27°C (80°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Buff Bay. The closest decent spot is Long bay, which is almost 24.7km (15.3miles) away from Buff Bay. 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 French Bay, which is 417.3km (259.2miles) away from Buff Bay. Another fun surfspot is French Bay, located 417.3km (259.2miles) from Buff Bay.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are located close to Buff Bay. A beach, which is not too far away, is Port-Salut, which is 179.9km (111.8miles) away from Buff Bay. If you have some extra time, you can also visit La Trompeuse, which is 211.8km (131.6miles) away from Buff Bay.

What wetsuit do I need for Buff Bay?

The average water temperature around Buff Bay is extremely warm, around 28°C (82°F), with no significant variations during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Buff Bay. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very windy conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Buff Bay can be remarkably strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Buff Bay?

Diving and fishing conditions change very little year round. The waters around Buff Bay are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (77-86°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Buff Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Buff Bay...

Do you know what the the city Fatumnasi in Indonesia, the city Vastogirardi in Italy, and the city Fatikli in Turkey have in common with Buff Bay? Click on the links to find out...