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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Northern Shelves

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Northern Shelves...

Northern Shelves is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Northern Shelves changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 22.5°C (72.5°F) in February up to 30°C (86°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 26°C (79°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Northern Shelves 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 Northern Shelves?

The current water temperature in the month of August near Northern Shelves is approximately:
30°C (86°F)

Are there surf spots near Northern Shelves?

Not too many surf spots are located close to Northern Shelves. A good spot nearby is Isla Mujeres, which is more than 195.8km (121.6miles) away from Northern Shelves. Click here for more information on Isla Mujeres and its water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Playa Delphine, which is approximately 201.4km (125.1miles) away from Northern Shelves. Another surfspot is Playa Delphine, located approximately 201.4km (125.1miles) from Northern Shelves.

Are there beautiful beaches near Northern Shelves?

No, not too many beaches are located in proximity to Northern Shelves. A beach, which is not too far away, is Cancún, which is 194.3km (120.7miles) away from Northern Shelves. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Punta Maroma, approximately 214.4km (133.1miles) away from Northern Shelves.

What wetsuit is needed for Northern Shelves?

The water temperature at Northern Shelves is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures cool down to nearly 23°C (73°F). During these months, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required for temperature-senstive people, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Northern Shelves?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 23 to 28°C (73-82°F) during winter. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when water temperatures range from 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Northern Shelves: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Northern Shelves...

Do you know what the the city Nesconset in the United States, the city Monticiano in the Italy, and the city Moreton in the United Kingdom have in common with Northern Shelves? Click on the links to find out...