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Salgar Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Caribbean Coast, Colombia)

Today's Salgar sea temperature is 27.8 °C.

Statistics for 19 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 28.3 °C, range: 27.8 °C to 28.9 °C

Hot air temperatures, feeling like 30 °C once we account for wind, and very warm water temperature (27 °C) at Salgar. Clouds should reduce UV so boardshorts and a rash vest should be ok.

Colombia Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Colombia
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

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

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Salgar. 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.

Salgar 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.

Salgar sea temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 29th of September and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 26 to 28°C (79 to 82°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Salgar mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year

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