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

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

Porsgrunn is a coastal city in Norway. It is a quite little city close to the water with a population of 34377 people. The water temperature around Porsgrunn has extreme variability year round. The temperature ranges from 2.3°C (36.1°F) in January up to 17.8°C (64.1°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Porsgrunn 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 Porsgrunn?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Porsgrunn is about:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots near Porsgrunn?

There are not too many surf spots close to Porsgrunn. The next good one is Saltstein, which is about 14.1km (18.3miles) away from Porsgrunn. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Saltstein and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Porsgrunn are Bo Sommerland- flow rider, which is 29.4km (18.3miles) away, and Loekken, located 121.9km (75.7miles) from Porsgrunn.

Are there beautiful beaches near Porsgrunn?

No, not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Porsgrunn. The next good one is Skagen Strand, which is 103.1km (64miles) away from Porsgrunn. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Skallerup Klit, 114.2km (70.9miles) away from Porsgrunn.

What wetsuit is needed for Porsgrunn?

The water temperature around Porsgrunn is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Porsgrunn. Nevertheless, during winter, temperatures drop down to nearly 2°C (36°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Porsgrunn?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (36-45°F) during December, January, and February. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when sea temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Porsgrunn: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Porsgrunn...

Do you know what the the city Canovanas in Puerto Rico, the city Fishguard in United Kingdom, and the city Palata in Italy have in common with Porsgrunn? Click on the links to find out...