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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Gulf of Bothnia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Gulf of Bothnia...

Gulf of Bothnia is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Gulf of Bothnia has a large variability year round. The temperature ranges from -0°C (32°F) in March up to 14°C (57.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 6°C (42°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Gulf of Bothnia 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 Gulf of Bothnia?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Gulf of Bothnia is approximately:
3°C (37°F)

Are there surf spots close to Gulf of Bothnia?

There are not too many surf spots close to Gulf of Bothnia. A spot that might be worth checking out is Salusand, which is about 38.9km (42.5miles) away from Gulf of Bothnia. Click here for more information on Salusand and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Gulf of Bothnia are Smitingen, which is 68.4km (42.5miles) away, and Yyteri, located ca 111.3km (69.1miles) from Gulf of Bothnia.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are in close proximity to Gulf of Bothnia. One that might be worth checking out is Kangasjärvi, which is 86.7km (53.8miles) away from Gulf of Bothnia. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Ruissalo, which is approximately 192.1km (119.3miles) away from Gulf of Bothnia.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Gulf of Bothnia?

The water temperature at Gulf of Bothnia 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 recommended 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 . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, water temperatures reach lows of nearly -0°C (32°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold 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 close to Gulf of Bothnia?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba 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 change during summer when 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 Gulf of Bothnia: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Gulf of Bothnia...

Do you know what the the city Flogeln in Germany, the city Pathein in Myanmar, and Coffee Lump Bank have in common with Gulf of Bothnia? Click on the links to find out...