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

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

Orsta is a coastal city in Norway. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 6337 people. The water temperature around Orsta changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 4.7°C (40.4°F) in March up to 13.7°C (56.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (48°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Orsta 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 Orsta?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters close to Orsta is approximately:
9°C (49°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Orsta. A spot that might be worth checking out is Alnes Lighthouse Godoy, which is about 20.6km (19.7miles) away from Orsta. Click here for more information on Alnes Lighthouse Godoy and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Orsta are Hoddevik, which is 31.8km (19.7miles) away, and Ervika, located 33.4km (20.7miles) from Orsta.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are in close proximity to Orsta. The next good beach is Skagen Strand, which is 349.3km (216.9miles) away from Orsta. If you don't mind the drive, you can also visit Skallerup Klit, approximately 353.3km (219.5miles) away from Orsta.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Orsta?

The water temperature around Orsta is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°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 a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, water temperatures come down to roughly 5°C (40°F). During this time, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Orsta?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (40-49°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Orsta: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Orsta...

Do you know what the the city Vias in France, the city Dummer in Germany, and Argo Bank have in common with Orsta? Click on the links to find out...