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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Houtskaer, Finland

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

Houtskaer is a coastal city in Finland. It is a quite little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 626 people. The water temperature around Houtskaer changes significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 0.5°C (32.8°F) in February up to 17.4°C (63.4°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 7°C (45°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Houtskaer 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 Houtskaer?

The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters near Houtskaer is about:
17°C (63°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are close to Houtskaer. The closest decent spot is Yyteri, which is more than 92.7km (57.6miles) away from Houtskaer. Click here for more information on Yyteri and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try surfing Smitingen, which is approximately 195.6km (121.5miles) away from Houtskaer. Another good surfspot is Smitingen, located approximately 195.6km (121.5miles) from Houtskaer.

Are there beaches in close proximity to Houtskaer?

No, there are not many beaches close to Houtskaer. The closest decent beach is Ruissalo, which is just 30.7km (19.1miles) away from Houtskaer. Another beautiful beach near Houtskaer is Kärdla, ca 97.8km (60.7miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Houtskaer?

The water temperature around Houtskaer is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures come down to 0°C (33°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Houtskaer?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 0 to 5°C (33-42°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Houtskaer: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Houtskaer...

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