Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Kristiansand, Norway
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Kristiansand...
Kristiansand is a coastal city in Norway.
It is a comparatively average coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 63814 people.
The water temperature around Kristiansand varies significantly year round.
The temperature ranges from 2.4°C (36.4°F) in March up to 16.5°C (61.7°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Kristiansand 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 Kristiansand?
The current water temperature in the month of March near Kristiansand is approximately:
Are there surf spots close by?
There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Kristiansand. The closest decent spot is Renna, which is about 50.7km (48.8miles) away from Kristiansand. Click here
to check out more information on Renna and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Kristiansand are Klitmoller
, which is 78.5km (48.8miles) away, and Bunker
, located ca 78.6km (48.8miles) from Kristiansand.
Are there nice beaches close by?
No, there are not too many beaches close to Kristiansand. A good beach nearby is Skallerup Klit
, which is 82.1km (51miles) away from Kristiansand. Another good beach near Kristiansand is Skagen Strand
, which is approximately 97.4km (60.5miles) away.
What wetsuit is needed for Kristiansand?
The water temperature around Kristiansand is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Kristiansand. However, during early spring, sea temperatures cool down to 2°C (36°F). During this time, a 5/6 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 better to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.
How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Kristiansand?
Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (36-45°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.
Directions to Kristiansand: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
Interesting facts about Kristiansand...
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