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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Southern Ocean

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Southern Ocean...

Southern Ocean is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Southern Ocean changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from -1.8°C (28.8°F) in August up to 2.6°C (36.7°F) in the month of January, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 0°C (33°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Southern Ocean 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 near Southern Ocean?

The current water temperature in the month of August near Southern Ocean is approximately:
-2°C (29°F)

Are there surf spots near Southern Ocean?

Not too many surf spots are located in proximity to Southern Ocean. The closest decent spot is Waterwheels, which is more than 2278.5km (1415.2miles) away from Southern Ocean. Click here for more information on Waterwheels and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Boranup Beach, which is ca 2287.9km (1421.1miles) away from Southern Ocean. Another fun surfspot is Boranup Beach, located 2287.9km (1421.1miles) from Southern Ocean.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, not too many beaches are located close to Southern Ocean. A good beach nearby is La Preneuse, which is 3460.2km (2149.2miles) away from Southern Ocean. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Flic en Flac, which is 3465.2km (2152.3miles) away from Southern Ocean.

What wetsuit do I need for Southern Ocean?

The average water temperature at Southern Ocean is extremely cold, around 0°C (33°F), with no significant variations throughout the year. This is why at least a 4/5mm or even 5/6 wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Southern Ocean. Nevertheless, it can get more chilly in the mornings and in the evenings and during windy days. It is highly recommended to bring boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are July, August, and September. Even during relatively "warm" days in the summer (December, January, and February) you should wear a thick wetsuit to not transform into an ice cube.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Southern Ocean?

Diving and fishing conditions change very little year round. The waters are always freezing, reaching temperatures between -2 and 3°C (28-37°F). The following fish can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures: Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod.

Directions to Southern Ocean: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Southern Ocean...

Do you know what the the city Danilovgrad in Montenegro, the city Carifi-Torello-Priscoli in Italy, and the city Kayhude in Germany have in common with Southern Ocean? Click on the links to find out...