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Aktau or Aqtau Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Caspian, Kazakhstan)

Today's Aktau or Aqtau sea temperature is 19.7 °C.

Statistics for 21 Jun (1981–2005) – mean: 21.0 °C, range: 18.8 °C to 23.9 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 27 °C once we account for air movement. In contrast the sea remains relatively cold (19 °C). Surfers should wear a spring or summer wetsuit though no doubt some would wear less neoprene on such a warm day, no matter what temperature the sea is.

Kazakhstan Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Kazakhstan
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Kazakhstan Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Kazakhstan
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Aktau or Aqtau. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Aktau or Aqtau Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Aktau or Aqtau sea water temperatures peak in the range 23 to 28°C (73 to 82°F) on around the 29th of July and are at their minimum on about the 23rd of February, in the range 2 to 7°C (36 to 45°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Aktau or Aqtau climb to their maximum in late July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The minimum sea water temperatures at Aktau or Aqtau mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here in the fourth week of February.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Aktau or Aqtau can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Aktau or Aqtau. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.