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

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

Rotnes is a coastal city in Norway. It is a comparatively little city close to the ocean with a population of 4705 people. The water temperature around Rotnes changes dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 2.7°C (36.8°F) in March up to 19.5°C (67.1°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Rotnes 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 Rotnes?

The current water temperature in the month of August near Rotnes is about:
19°C (65°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Rotnes. A spot that might be worth checking out is Bo Sommerland- flow rider, which is about 75.7km (51.9miles) away from Rotnes. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Bo Sommerland- flow rider and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Rotnes are Saltstein, which is ca 83.6km (51.9miles) away, and Loekken, located roughly 190.1km (118.1miles) from Rotnes.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are in close proximity to Rotnes. The closest decent one is Skagen Strand, which is more than 162km (100.6miles) away from Rotnes. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Skallerup Klit, roughly 181.3km (112.6miles) away from Rotnes.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Rotnes?

The water temperature around Rotnes is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (67°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Rotnes. However, during early spring, sea temperatures come down to approximately 3°C (37°F). During these months, a 5/6 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 ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Rotnes?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during June, July, and August when sea temperatures go up to 15 to 20°C (58-67°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Rotnes: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Rotnes...

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