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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Saint Helena, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Saint Helena...

Saint Helena is an island in the United States. It is part of the Little Round Bay island group. The water temperature around Saint Helena varies dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 2°C (35.7°F) in January up to 27°C (80.6°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Saint Helena 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 Saint Helena?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Saint Helena is about:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Saint Helena?

There are not many surf spots close to Saint Helena. A spot that might be worth checking out is Naval Jetty, which is roughly 85.2km (54miles) away from Saint Helena. Click here to check out more information on Naval Jetty and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Saint Helena are Rehoboth-Main, which is approximately 87km (54miles) away, and Dewey Beach, located approximately 87.8km (54.6miles) from Saint Helena.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are several other beaches near to Saint Helena. The nearest one is Essex, which is only 4.5km (2.8miles) away from Saint Helena. Another fun beach near Saint Helena is Landing Road, which is roughly 12.3km (7.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Saint Helena?

The sea temperature around Saint Helena is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (81°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a rashguard or 1mm wetsuit top might be required for sensitive people, but most people will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Saint Helena. Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, water temperatures come down to roughly 2°C (36°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended 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 advisable to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Saint Helena?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (36-45°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during June, July, and August when sea temperatures go up to 22 to 27°C (72-81°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Saint Helena: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Saint Helena...

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