Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Kotka, Finland
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Kotka...
Kotka is a coastal city in Finland.
It is a comparatively average coastal town close to the water with a population of 54616 people.
The water temperature around Kotka varies significantly throughout the year.
The temperature ranges from -0.2°C (31.7°F) in February up to 18.1°C (64.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 7°C (44°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Kotka 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 Kotka?
The current water temperature in the month of March near Kotka is approximately:
Are there surf spots near Kotka?
Not too many surf spots are located in proximity to Kotka. A good spot nearby is Vaana, which is more than 115.2km (71.6miles) away from Kotka. Click here
to check out more information on Vaana and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Salusand
, which is approximately 313.9km (195miles) away from Kotka. Another fun surfspot is Salusand
, located ca 313.9km (195miles) from Kotka.
Are there nice beaches close by?
No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Kotka. A good beach nearby is Võsu
, which is just 70km (43.5miles) away from Kotka. Another beach near Kotka is Hietaniemi beach
, which is approximately 72km (44.7miles) away.
Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Kotka?
The water temperature around Kotka is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (65°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm 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 around Kotka. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to -0°C (32°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.
How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Kotka?
Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary 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 usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.
Directions to Kotka: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
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