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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Scarborough, South Africa

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

Scarborough is a beach in South Africa. The water temperature around Scarborough has average variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13.5°C (56.3°F) in November up to 17.9°C (64.2°F) in the month of December, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (60°F) and the best time for water activities is early winter, since Scarborough 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 at Scarborough?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Scarborough is approximately:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Scarborough. The closest one is Scarborough Point, which is just 0.4km (1.3miles) away from Scarborough. Click here to check out more information on Scarborough Point and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Scarborough are Crayfish Factory, which is approximately 2.1km (1.3miles) away, and Inner kom, located roughly 4.8km (3miles) from Scarborough.

Are there any other nice beaches close to Scarborough?

Yes, there are a few other nice beaches near to Scarborough. The nearest one is Simons Town, which is only 3.5km (2.2miles) away from Scarborough. Another good beach near Scarborough is Glencairn, which is roughly 3.9km (2.5miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Scarborough?

The average water temperature at Scarborough is relatively chilly, around 16°C (60°F), with very little changes throughout the year. Hence, a 2/3mm wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Scarborough. However, it can get more chilly in the mornings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to wear a 3/4mm fullsuit. The coldest months are October, November, and December. You could possibly be fine with a jumpsuit during warm days in the summer, especially in the months of November, December, and January.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Scarborough?

Fishing and diving conditions are very similar year round. The waters at Scarborough are mostly cool, reaching temperatures between 13 and 18°C (55-64°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Scarborough: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Scarborough...

Do you know what the the city Carian in Indonesia, the city Saint-Cyprien-Plage in France, and the city Stoke Poges in United Kingdom have in common with Scarborough? Click on the links to find out...