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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Lake Cowichan, Canada

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Lake Cowichan...

Lake Cowichan is a coastal city in Canada. It is a fairly dense town close to the water with a population of 2870 people. The water temperature around Lake Cowichan has extreme variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.3°C (43.4°F) in January up to 17.3°C (63.1°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Lake Cowichan 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 Lake Cowichan?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Lake Cowichan is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Lake Cowichan?

There are not many surf spots close to Lake Cowichan. The next good one is Port Renfrew, which is roughly 24.1km (15.8miles) away from Lake Cowichan. Click here to check out more information on Port Renfrew and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Lake Cowichan are Sombrio Beach, which is roughly 25.4km (15.8miles) away, and China Beach, located 27.1km (16.8miles) from Lake Cowichan.

Are there gorgeous beaches near Lake Cowichan?

There are not too many beaches near to Lake Cowichan. The next good one is Parksville, which is 36.1km (22.4miles) away from Lake Cowichan. Another good beach near Lake Cowichan is Qualicum Beach, which is approximately 40.2km (24.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Lake Cowichan?

The sea temperature around Lake Cowichan is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Lake Cowichan. However, during winter, temperatures reach lows of approximately 6°C (43°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Lake Cowichan?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during December, January, and February. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during June, July, and August when water temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Lake Cowichan: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Lake Cowichan...

Do you know what the the city Kragero in Norway, the city Velkua in Finland, and the city Paterna del Rio in Spain have in common with Lake Cowichan? Click on the links to find out...