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

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

Douglas is an island in Canada. It is part of the Fraser River island group. The water temperature around Douglas has average variability year round. The temperature ranges from 6.8°C (44.3°F) in February up to 13.7°C (56.6°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Douglas 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 Douglas?

The current water temperature in the month of January near Douglas is about:
7°C (45°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Douglas. A good spot nearby is Point roberts point, which is just 14.2km (27.6miles) away from Douglas. Click here to check out more information on Point roberts point and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Douglas are Midgets, which is ca 44.4km (27.6miles) away, and Fort Ebey, located 54km (33.5miles) from Douglas.

Are there beaches close by?

There are not too many beaches in proximity to Douglas. The closest decent beach is White Rock Beach, which is 3.7km (2.3miles) away from Douglas. Another nice beach near Douglas is Sound View Beach, roughly 22.8km (14.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Douglas?

The sea temperature around Douglas 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 feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of nearly 7°C (44°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit 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 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Douglas?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Douglas: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Douglas...

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