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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near New Westminster, Canada

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about New Westminster...

New Westminster is a coastal city in Canada. It is a fairly medium-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 58549 people. The water temperature around New Westminster has extreme variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.7°F) in January up to 17°C (62.6°F) in the month of August, 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 late summer, since New Westminster 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 New Westminster?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters around New Westminster is ca:
12°C (54°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to New Westminster. The closest decent spot is Point roberts point, which is roughly 16.3km (32.7miles) away from New Westminster. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Point roberts point and its water temperature. Other surfspots near New Westminster are Midgets, which is roughly 52.7km (32.7miles) away, and Fort Ebey, located ca 68.2km (42.3miles) from New Westminster.

Are there sandy beaches located close to New Westminster?

There are several beautiful beaches near to New Westminster. The closest one is Kitsilano, which is only 12.2km (7.6miles) away from New Westminster. Another beautiful beach near New Westminster is Second Beach, which is 12.4km (7.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for New Westminster?

The sea temperature around New Westminster is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during December, January, and February, sea temperatures come down to nearly 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near New Westminster?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to New Westminster: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about New Westminster...

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