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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Oulu, Finland

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

Oulu is a coastal city in Finland. It is a fairly medium-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 128618 people. The water temperature around Oulu varies extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 0°C (32.1°F) in February up to 17.1°C (62.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 6°C (42°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Oulu 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 Oulu?

The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters around Oulu is ca:
17°C (63°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are close to Oulu. The closest decent spot is Salusand, which is almost 219.5km (136.4miles) away from Oulu. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Salusand and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Smitingen, which is approximately 289.4km (179.7miles) away from Oulu. Another good surfspot is Smitingen, located 289.4km (179.7miles) from Oulu.

Are there sandy beaches located close to Oulu?

Not many beaches are located close to Oulu. A good beach nearby is Kangasjärvi, which is almost 226.4km (140.6miles) away from Oulu. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Hietaniemi beach, which is 334.9km (208miles) away from Oulu.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Oulu?

The sea temperature around Oulu 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 might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Oulu. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to approximately 0°C (32°F). During this time, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Oulu?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 0 to 5°C (32-41°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Oulu: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Oulu...

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