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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Falkland Islands...

Falkland Islands is a surf spot in the Falkland Islands. The water temperature around Falkland Islands varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 4.4°C (40°F) in September up to 10.1°C (50.1°F) in the month of January, 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 winter, since Falkland Islands is located in the southern hemisphere.

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

What is the current water temperature at Falkland Islands?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Falkland Islands is approximately:
10°C (50°F)

Are there any other surf spots close to Falkland Islands?

Not too many surf spots are located in close proximity to Falkland Islands. A spot, which is not too far away, is Rada Tilly, which is 616.1km (382.7miles) away from Falkland Islands. Click here for directions and for more information on Rada Tilly and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try surfing Cabo Raso, which is ca 628.2km (390.2miles) away from Falkland Islands.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are in close proximity to Falkland Islands. The closest decent one is Rada Tilly, which is almost 616.4km (382.8miles) away from Falkland Islands. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Playa Union, roughly 684.7km (425.3miles) away from Falkland Islands.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Falkland Islands?

The water temperature at Falkland Islands is very cold, reaching up to 10°C (50°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Falkland Islands. Nevertheless, during early fall, sea temperatures drop down to 4°C (40°F). During this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Falkland Islands?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (40-49°F) during August, September, and October. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during December, January, and February when water temperatures go up to 5 to 10°C (41-50°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Falkland Islands: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Falkland Islands...

Do you know what the the city Bormujos in Spain, the city Tamiso in Philippines, and Nanortalik Bank have in common with Falkland Islands? Click on the links to find out...