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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near The Patch

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about The Patch...

The Patch is a geographical landform. The water temperature around The Patch varies dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 0.7°C (33.3°F) in January up to 17.8°C (64.1°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (47°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since The Patch 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 The Patch?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters near The Patch is about:
2°C (35°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to The Patch. A spot, which is not too far away, is Lawrencetown, which is roughly 56.5km (35.6miles) away from The Patch. Click here to check out more information on Lawrencetown and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near The Patch are Lawrencetown-Plan B, which is 57.3km (35.6miles) away, and Cow Bay-Moose Rocks, located ca 59.5km (37miles) from The Patch.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are close to The Patch. A beach that might be worth checking out is Crescent Beach, which is 102.5km (63.7miles) away from The Patch. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Cavendish Beach, which is ca 162.7km (101.1miles) away from The Patch.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for The Patch?

The water temperature at The Patch is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at The Patch. Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, temperatures reach lows of nearly 1°C (33°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near The Patch?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 1 to 6°C (33-42°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures range from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to The Patch: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about The Patch...

Do you know what the the city Blain in France, the city Zapolyarnyy in Russia, and the city Neston in United Kingdom have in common with The Patch? Click on the links to find out...