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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ross, Antarctica

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

Ross is an island in Antarctica. It is one of the islands of the island group. The water temperature around Ross is close to steady during the year. The temperature ranges from -1.2°C (29.8°F) in February up to -1°C (30.3°F) in the month of January, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is -1°C (30°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Ross 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 Ross?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters around Ross is ca:
-1°C (30°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in close proximity to Ross. A spot, which is not too far away, is Teahupoo, which is 3937.5km (2445.7miles) away from Ross. Click here for directions and for more information on Teahupoo and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try Maraa, which is 3939.9km (2447.1miles) away from Ross. Another good surfspot is Maraa, located 3939.9km (2447.1miles) from Ross.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

Not many beaches are near to Ross. The next good beach is Tongatapu-Foui Faahina, which is 3632.9km (2256.4miles) away from Ross. If you don't mind the drive, you can also visit Haapai, which is 3726.6km (2314.6miles) away from Ross.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Ross?

The average sea temperature around Ross is extremely cold, around -1°C (30°F), with only little changes during the year. Because of this, at least a 4/5mm or even 5/6 wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Ross. However, it can get more chilly in the mornings and in the evenings and during windy days. It is highly recommended to wear boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are January, February, and March. Even during relatively "warm" days in the summer (December, January, and February) you should wear a thick wetsuit to not transform into an ice cube.

How is the diving and fishing near Ross?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions are very constant during the year. The waters around Ross are mostly freezing, reaching temperatures between -6 and -1°C (21-30°F). The following fish like to swim in waters of this temperature range: Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod.

Directions to Ross: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Ross...

Do you know what the the city Stondon in United Kingdom, the geo Atka Basin , and Alice Shoal have in common with Ross? Click on the links to find out...