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Monumentet Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Lofoten Islands and Arctic, Norway)

Today's Monumentet sea temperature is 7.0 °C.

Statistics for 25 May (1981–2005) – mean: 7.3 °C, range: 6.2 °C to 8.9 °C

The water temperature (7 °C) at Monumentet is very cold. You will need a quality steamer wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. Cloudy, with an effective air temperature of (5 °C), so feeling about the same in the water or out of it.

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.