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Discovery Bay Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide


Today's Discovery Bay sea temperature is 28.6 °C.

Statistics for 13 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 27.7 °C, range: 26.8 °C to 28.4 °C

Very warm in and out of the water temperature at Discovery Bay today, but forecast to be overcast. With sea temperatures of 28 °C and a wind chill of 24 °C, most surfers will choose a shorty, boardshorts or a summer suit.

Jamaica Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Jamaica
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 Discovery Bay. 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.

Discovery Bay 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.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Discovery Bay 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 Discovery Bay. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.