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

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

Sandnes is a coastal city in Norway. It is a rather medium-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 63032 people. The water temperature around Sandnes changes significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 4.5°C (40.2°F) in March up to 15.4°C (59.7°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Sandnes 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 Sandnes?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters around Sandnes is ca:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Sandnes. The nearest one is Hellesto, which is only 6.3km (4.1miles) away from Sandnes. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Hellesto and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Sandnes are Bybergsanden, which is approximately 6.6km (4.1miles) away, and Reve Havn, located ca 7.4km (4.6miles) from Sandnes.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

Not many beaches are in close proximity to Sandnes. The next good one is Skallerup Klit, which is more than 179.1km (111.2miles) away from Sandnes. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Skagen Strand, which is roughly 192.8km (119.8miles) away from Sandnes.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Sandnes?

The sea temperature around Sandnes is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (60°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures come down to roughly 5°C (40°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Sandnes?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (40-49°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 10 to 15°C (51-60°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Sandnes: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Sandnes...

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