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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Pocitos, Uruguay

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

Pocitos is a beach in Uruguay. The water temperature around Pocitos changes significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 11.7°C (53°F) in August up to 24.1°C (75.4°F) in the month of January, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Pocitos is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Pocitos?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Pocitos is ca:
12°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Pocitos?

Not many surf spots are located close to Pocitos. A good spot nearby is San clemente del tuyu, which is more than 106.6km (66.2miles) away from Pocitos. Click here for directions and for more information on San clemente del tuyu and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Pinamar, which is approximately 158km (98.1miles) away from Pocitos. Another surfspot is Pinamar, located 158km (98.1miles) from Pocitos.

Are there any other white sand beaches close to Pocitos?

There are several other nice beaches close to Pocitos. The closest one is Malvín, which is just 2.7km (1.7miles) away from Pocitos. Another beach near Pocitos is Piriápolis, which is ca 49.9km (31miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Pocitos?

The sea temperature at Pocitos is warm, reaching up to 24°C (75°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during July, August, and September, temperatures cool down to 12°C (53°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Pocitos?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during December, January, and February when water temperatures reach 19 to 24°C (66-75°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Pocitos: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Pocitos...

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