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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Carbonear, Canada

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

Carbonear is a coastal city in Canada. It is a quite little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 6814 people. The water temperature around Carbonear has a large variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from -0.1°C (31.8°F) in March up to 13.7°C (56.7°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 5°C (42°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Carbonear 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 Carbonear?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters near Carbonear is about:
2°C (36°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in close proximity to Carbonear. The closest decent spot is Ingonish Beach, which is 348.5km (216.4miles) away from Carbonear. Click here for more information on Ingonish Beach and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Lawrencetown, which is roughly 541.8km (336.5miles) away from Carbonear. Another surfspot is Lawrencetown, located 541.8km (336.5miles) from Carbonear.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are in proximity to Carbonear. One that might be worth checking out is Grand Beach, which is 115.7km (71.9miles) away from Carbonear. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Wreck Beach, 343.2km (213.2miles) away from Carbonear.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Carbonear?

The water temperature around Carbonear is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Carbonear. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures drop down to approximately -0°C (32°F). During this time, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Carbonear?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from -0 to 5°C (32-41°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when water temperatures reach 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Carbonear: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Carbonear...

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