Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Merikarvia, Finland
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Merikarvia...
Merikarvia is a coastal city in Finland.
It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 3547 people.
The water temperature around Merikarvia changes significantly during the year.
The temperature ranges from -0.2°C (31.6°F) in March up to 15.7°C (60.2°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 Merikarvia 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 Merikarvia?
The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters close to Merikarvia is approximately:
Are there surf spots close by?
Not too many surf spots are in close proximity to Merikarvia. A good spot nearby is Yyteri, which is more than 20.5km (12.7miles) away from Merikarvia. Click here
for more information on Yyteri and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Salusand
, which is roughly 130.3km (80.9miles) away from Merikarvia. Another fun surfspot is Salusand
, located approximately 130.3km (80.9miles) from Merikarvia.
Are there beaches near by?
No, not many beaches are in close proximity to Merikarvia. A beach, which is not too far away, is Kangasjärvi
, which is almost 26.6km (16.5miles) away from Merikarvia. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Ruissalo
, which is approximately 101km (62.8miles) away from Merikarvia.
What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Merikarvia?
The water temperature around Merikarvia is pretty cold, reaching up to 16°C (60°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Merikarvia. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, water temperatures reach lows of approximately -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 people might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.
How is the scuba diving and fishing near Merikarvia?
Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from -0 to 5°C (32-41°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures range from 11 to 16°C (51-60°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.
Directions to Merikarvia: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
Interesting facts about Merikarvia...
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in Greece, the geo Cabliers Bank
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