Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Rio Gallegos, Argentina
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Rio Gallegos...
Rio Gallegos is a coastal city in Argentina.
It is a comparatively average coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 85700 people.
The water temperature around Rio Gallegos has average variability year round.
The temperature ranges from 3.7°C (38.6°F) in July up to 11°C (51.8°F) in the month of March, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (46°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Rio Gallegos 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 near Rio Gallegos?
The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters close to Rio Gallegos is approximately:
Are there surf spots close by?
Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Rio Gallegos. The closest decent spot is Rada Tilly, which is more than 401.4km (249.3miles) away from Rio Gallegos. Click here
for more information on Rada Tilly and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Cabo Raso
, which is roughly 540km (335.4miles) away from Rio Gallegos. Another surfspot is Cabo Raso
, located ca 540km (335.4miles) from Rio Gallegos.
Are there nice beaches close by?
No, not many beaches are in proximity to Rio Gallegos. The next good one is Rada Tilly
, which is more than 401.8km (249.6miles) away from Rio Gallegos. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Playa Union
, ca 611km (379.5miles) away from Rio Gallegos.
What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Rio Gallegos?
The water temperature around Rio Gallegos is very cold, reaching up to 11°C (52°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 4-5mm wetsuit 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 4/3mm suit for short periods of time for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during June, July, and August, temperatures drop down to approximately 4°C (39°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 high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.
How is the scuba diving and fishing near Rio Gallegos?
Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (39-48°F) during June, July, and August. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during spring when water temperatures range from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.
Directions to Rio Gallegos: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
Interesting facts about Rio Gallegos...
Do you know what the the island Snake
in the United States, the city Halifax
in the Canada, and the city Huanxi
in the China have in common with Rio Gallegos? Click on the links to find out...