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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Skerki Channel

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Skerki Channel...

Skerki Channel is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Skerki Channel has extreme variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 14.4°C (58°F) in March up to 25.6°C (78.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (66°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Skerki Channel 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 Skerki Channel?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters close to Skerki Channel is approximately:
20°C (68°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are close to Skerki Channel. A spot that might be worth checking out is Porto Giunco, which is almost 118.5km (73.6miles) away from Skerki Channel. Click here for directions and for more information on Porto Giunco and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try Solanas, which is ca 121.7km (75.6miles) away from Skerki Channel. Another good surfspot is Solanas, located ca 121.7km (75.6miles) from Skerki Channel.

Are there beaches located close to Skerki Channel?

No, not many beaches are located near to Skerki Channel. A good beach nearby is Sounine, which is almost 32.2km (20miles) away from Skerki Channel. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Poetto, which is ca 133km (82.6miles) away from Skerki Channel.

What wetsuit is recommended for Skerki Channel?

The water temperature at Skerki Channel is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (78°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 temperature-senstive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures cool down to nearly 14°C (58°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Skerki Channel?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F) during spring. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 21 to 26°C (69-78°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Skerki Channel: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Skerki Channel...

Do you know what the the city Saucier in the United States, the city Mornico in the Italy, and the city Hakone in the Japan have in common with Skerki Channel? Click on the links to find out...