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

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

Rost is a coastal city in Norway. The water temperature around Rost changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 4.6°C (40.3°F) in April up to 12.6°C (54.7°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (46°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Rost 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 Rost?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters around Rost is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are close to Rost. The closest decent spot is Unstad, which is more than 64.1km (39.8miles) away from Rost. Click here for more information on Unstad and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing Salusand, which is roughly 357km (221.7miles) away from Rost. Another fun surfspot is Salusand, located ca 357km (221.7miles) from Rost.

Are there sandy beaches in proximity to Rost?

Not many beaches are located in proximity to Rost. The next good one is Kangasjärvi, which is almost 488.5km (303.4miles) away from Rost. If you have some extra time, you can also try Ruissalo, ca 597.5km (371.1miles) away from Rost.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Rost?

The sea temperature around Rost is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (55°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during spring, temperatures drop down to 5°C (40°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Rost?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (40-49°F) during March, April, and May. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when sea temperatures range from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Rost: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Rost...

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