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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Powell River, Canada

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Powell River...

Powell River is a coastal city in Canada. It is a quite dense city close to the water with a population of 12779 people. The water temperature around Powell River changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.8°C (44.2°F) in January up to 16.8°C (62.2°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Powell River 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 Powell River?

The current water temperature in the month of April near Powell River is about:
9°C (49°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Powell River?

There are not many surf spots close to Powell River. The next good one is Hansons, which is about 10km (48.4miles) away from Powell River. Click here for directions and for more information on Hansons and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Powell River are Long Beach, which is roughly 78km (48.4miles) away, and Chesterman Beach, located roughly 79.3km (49.3miles) from Powell River.

Are there beaches near Powell River?

There are not too many beaches near to Powell River. One beach, which is not too far away, is Qualicum Beach, which is just 36.4km (22.6miles) away from Powell River. Another beach near Powell River is Parksville, ca 39.5km (24.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Powell River?

The sea temperature around Powell River is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Powell River. However, during winter, water temperatures drop down to roughly 7°C (44°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Powell River?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during December, January, and February. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Powell River: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Powell River...

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