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

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

North Cowichan is a coastal city in Canada. It is a fairly dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 32272 people. The water temperature around North Cowichan changes significantly year round. 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 illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since North 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 North Cowichan?

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

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to North Cowichan. The next good one is Midgets, which is just 28.7km (18.9miles) away from North Cowichan. Click here for directions and for more information on Midgets and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near North Cowichan are Point roberts point, which is ca 30.5km (18.9miles) away, and Jordan river, located ca 33.7km (20.9miles) from North Cowichan.

Are there gorgeous beaches in proximity to North Cowichan?

There are not many beaches near to North Cowichan. A good beach nearby is Sound View Beach, which is just 36.4km (22.6miles) away from North Cowichan. Another beautiful beach near North Cowichan is Spanish Bank, ca 36.4km (22.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for North Cowichan?

The sea temperature around North 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 be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around North Cowichan. However, during winter, sea temperatures come down to nearly 6°C (43°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near North Cowichan?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during December, January, and February. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during June, July, and August when water temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to North Cowichan: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about North Cowichan...

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