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Monumentet Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Lofoten Islands and Arctic, Norway)

Today's Monumentet sea temperature is 6.6 °C.

Statistics for 14 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 6.3 °C, range: 4.7 °C to 7.4 °C

Water temperature (6 °C) at Monumentet is really very cold. Despite the weak sunshine, the air will feel like -1 °C, so that even wearing a thick winter wetsuit, neoprene hood, gloves and boots it will be difficult to stay warm in the sea at Monumentet today.

Norway Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Norway
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 Monumentet. 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.

Monumentet 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 Monumentet 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 Monumentet. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.