Quicombo water temperature
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Quicombo Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Benguela, Angola)

Today's Quicombo sea temperature is 20.0 °C.

Statistics for 30 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 21.4 °C, range: 19.6 °C to 23.6 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 22 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (20 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

Angola Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Angola
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 Quicombo. 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.

Quicombo 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.

Quicombo sea temperatures peak in the range 27 to 31°C (81 to 88°F) on around the 7th of March and are at their minimum on about the 7th of August, in the range 20 to 23°C (68 to 73°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Quicombo climb to their warmest in the first part of March. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Quicombo sea temperatures are minimum in the first part of August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up.

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

 

 

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