Panama City Beach water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 1.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 1.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.2
Crowds: 3.0

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Panama City Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Gulf Coast, Florida, USA)

Today's Panama City Beach sea temperature is 18.5 °C.

Statistics for 25 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 22.0 °C, range: 19.9 °C to 23.4 °C

The water temperature (18 °C) at Panama City Beach is quite warm but you will need at least quality spring wetsuit, and maybe neoprene hood because it will be cloudy with an effective air temperature of just (8 °C). No need for neoprene boots or gloves.

United States Sea Water Temperature

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

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Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

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at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Panama City Beach. 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.

Panama City Beach Water Temperature Graph

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

Panama City Beach water temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 23rd of July and are at their minimum on about the 10th of February, in the range 16 to 20°C (61 to 68°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Panama City Beach climb to their maximum in the fourth week of July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The minimum seasonal water temperatures at Panama City Beach in early to mid February lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Panama City Beach 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 Panama City Beach. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

 

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