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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Shibata, Japan

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

Shibata is a coastal city in Japan. It is a relatively average coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 80793 people. The water temperature around Shibata varies significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 8.4°C (47.2°F) in March up to 26.7°C (80.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Shibata 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 Shibata?

The current water temperature in the month of January near Shibata is approximately:
12°C (54°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are located close to Shibata. A spot, which is not too far away, is Sendai shinko, which is 94.2km (58.5miles) away from Shibata. Click here to check out more information on Sendai shinko and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Kugenuma, which is 182.3km (113.2miles) away from Shibata. Another good surfspot is Kugenuma, located approximately 182.3km (113.2miles) from Shibata.

Are there beaches close to Shibata?

No, not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Shibata. The closest decent beach is Kujukuri Beach, which is almost 176.8km (109.8miles) away from Shibata. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Lazurnaya Bay, which is approximately 513.3km (318.8miles) away from Shibata.

What wetsuit is recommended for Shibata?

The water temperature around Shibata is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (80°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or thin top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Shibata. However, during February, March, and April, temperatures cool down to approximately 8°C (47°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Shibata?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures go up to 22 to 27°C (71-80°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Shibata: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Shibata...

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