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Fete Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Ghana – Gold Coast)

Today's Fete sea temperature is 27.6 °C.

Statistics for 04 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 28.4 °C, range: 27.3 °C to 29.0 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 28 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (27 °C) very warm too. Staying comfortable in the water at Fete won't be a problem, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.

Ghana Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Ghana
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 Fete. 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.

Fete 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.

Fete sea temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 5th of May and are at their lowest on about the 11th of August, in the range 22 to 26°C (72 to 79°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Fete climb to their highest at the beginning of May. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Fete sea temperatures are always warm but dip to their lowest in the second week of August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy.

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