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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Orkanger, Norway

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

Orkanger is a coastal city in Norway. The water temperature around Orkanger varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 4.6°C (40.2°F) in February up to 13.2°C (55.7°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (47°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Orkanger 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 Orkanger?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters close to Orkanger is approximately:
9°C (48°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are close to Orkanger. A spot, which is not too far away, is Farstadstranda-Farstad, which is more than 87.6km (54.4miles) away from Orkanger. Click here for directions and for more information on Farstadstranda-Farstad and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Alnes Lighthouse Godoy, which is 136.3km (84.6miles) away from Orkanger. Another surfspot is Alnes Lighthouse Godoy, located ca 136.3km (84.6miles) from Orkanger.

Are there nice beaches in close proximity to Orkanger?

No, not many beaches are located in close proximity to Orkanger. One that might be worth checking out is Skagen Strand, which is almost 386.8km (240.3miles) away from Orkanger. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Kangasjärvi, ca 400km (248.5miles) away from Orkanger.

What wetsuit is needed for Orkanger?

The water temperature around Orkanger is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (56°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures cool down to nearly 5°C (40°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Orkanger?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (40-49°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during fall when sea temperatures range from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Orkanger: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Orkanger...

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