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

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

Iona is an island in Canada. It is one of the islands of the Straight of Georgia island group. The water temperature around Iona varies extremely year round. The temperature ranges from -0.2°C (31.7°F) in February up to 17.6°C (63.7°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (46°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Iona 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 Iona?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters around Iona is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are close to Iona. A spot, which is not too far away, is Ingonish Beach, which is almost 51.3km (31.9miles) away from Iona. Click here to check out more information on Ingonish Beach and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing Lawrencetown, which is ca 154.5km (96miles) away from Iona. Another surfspot is Lawrencetown, located ca 154.5km (96miles) from Iona.

Are there sandy beaches located close to Iona?

Not many beaches are located in close proximity to Iona. The closest decent beach is Wreck Beach, which is more than 59.9km (37.2miles) away from Iona. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Cavendish Beach, ca 128.9km (80.1miles) away from Iona.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Iona?

The sea temperature around Iona is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, temperatures drop down to nearly -0°C (32°F). In this season, 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 good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods 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 diving and fishing near Iona?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from -0 to 5°C (32-41°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions normally change during June, July, and August when water temperatures range from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Iona: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Iona...

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