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Cherry Hill Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Nova Scotia, Canada)

Today's Cherry Hill sea temperature is 5.0 °C.

Statistics for 06 Feb (1981–2005) – mean: 1.9 °C, range: 0.8 °C to 3.5 °C

Very cold water temperature (5 °C) at Cherry Hill accompanied by sub-zero wind chill temperatures (-14 °C). Wearing a thick winter wetsuit, neoprene hood, gloves and boots will be little defence against the cold, making it difficult to stay in the sea for very long. Feeling bitterly cold and cloudy.

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)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Cherry Hill. 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.

Cherry Hill 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.

Cherry Hill water temperatures peak in the range 14 to 18°C (57 to 64°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their minimum on about the 6th of March, in the range -0 to 3°C (32 to 37°F). The maximum seasonal water temperatures at Cherry Hill in early to mid August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The minimum water temperatures at Cherry Hill 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 first week of March.

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