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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Maldonado, Uruguay

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

Maldonado is a coastal city in Uruguay. It is a comparatively average coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 55478 people. The water temperature around Maldonado varies significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 10.6°C (51°F) in June up to 23.9°C (75°F) in the month of March, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Maldonado is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Maldonado?

The current water temperature in the month of October in the waters close to Maldonado is approximately:
15°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are in close proximity to Maldonado. A spot that might be worth checking out is San clemente del tuyu, which is more than 141.4km (87.8miles) away from Maldonado. Click here for directions and to check out more information on San clemente del tuyu and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try surfing Pinamar, which is approximately 186.3km (115.7miles) away from Maldonado. Another good surfspot is Pinamar, located ca 186.3km (115.7miles) from Maldonado.

Are there nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are several beaches in close proximity to Maldonado. The closest one is Punta del Este, which is just 4.6km (2.9miles) away from Maldonado. Another good beach near Maldonado is Piriápolis, which is roughly 18.4km (11.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Maldonado?

The water temperature around Maldonado is warm, reaching up to 24°C (75°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required for temperature-senstive people, but some people might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Maldonado. Nevertheless, during early summer, water temperatures come down to roughly 11°C (51°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Maldonado?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (51-60°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during February, March, and April when temperatures range from 19 to 24°C (66-75°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Maldonado: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Maldonado...

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