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Toronto Breaks water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

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Toronto Breaks Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Lake Ontario – Canada)

Today's Toronto Breaks sea temperature is 2.6 °C.

Statistics for 21 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 3.8 °C, range: 2.6 °C to 5.5 °C

The water temperature (2 °C) at Toronto Breaks is close to freezing. You will need a good quality thick winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots; despite the sunshine. Relatively mild air temperature compared to the water temperature and a windchill factor of (10 °C).

Canada Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Canada
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 Toronto Breaks. 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.

Toronto Breaks 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.

Toronto Breaks sea water temperatures peak in the range 18 to 24°C (64 to 75°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 13th of February, in the range 1 to 2°C (34 to 36°F). Toronto Breaks sea water temperatures are highest in early to mid August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The coldest sea water temperatures at Toronto Breaks 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 third week of February.

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