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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Stanley, Falkland Islands

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

Stanley is a coastal city in the Falkland Islands. It is a fairly dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 2213 people. The water temperature around Stanley has slight variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 4.4°C (40°F) in September up to 10.1°C (50.1°F) in the month of January, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 7°C (45°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Stanley 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 Stanley?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters near Stanley is about:
9°C (48°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are close to Stanley. A spot that might be worth checking out is Falkland Islands, which is almost 3.3km (2miles) away from Stanley. Click here for more information on Falkland Islands and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Cabo Raso, which is approximately 626.3km (389miles) away from Stanley. Another surfspot is Cabo Raso, located 626.3km (389miles) from Stanley.

Are there gorgeous beaches located close to Stanley?

Not many beaches are located near to Stanley. The next good beach is Rada Tilly, which is 613.8km (381.3miles) away from Stanley. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Playa Union, 682.9km (424.2miles) away from Stanley.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Stanley?

The sea temperature around Stanley is very cold, reaching up to 10°C (50°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Stanley. Nevertheless, during early fall, temperatures reach lows of nearly 4°C (40°F). During this time, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Stanley?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (40-49°F) during August, September, and October. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during December, January, and February when sea temperatures reach 5 to 10°C (41-50°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Stanley: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Stanley...

Do you know what the the city Stallarholmen in Sweden, the city Dhahi in Yemen, and the city Saint-Vigor-le-Grand in France have in common with Stanley? Click on the links to find out...