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Oase zur Sonne Westerland (Sylt) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Nordsee (North Sea), Germany)

Today's Oase zur Sonne Westerland (Sylt) sea temperature is 5.9 °C.

Statistics for 08 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 7.8 °C, range: 6.1 °C to 9.5 °C

Water temperature (5 °C) at Oase zur Sonne Westerland (Sylt) 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 Oase zur Sonne Westerland (Sylt) today.

Germany Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Germany
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 Oase zur Sonne Westerland (Sylt). 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.

Oase zur Sonne Westerland (Sylt) 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.

Oase zur Sonne Westerland sea temperatures peak in the range 15 to 21°C (59 to 70°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 16th of February, in the range 0 to 6°C (32 to 43°F). The highest Oase zur Sonne Westerland sea temperatures in early to mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The coldest sea temperatures at Oase zur Sonne Westerland 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 middle of February.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Oase zur Sonne Westerland (Sylt) 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 Oase zur Sonne Westerland (Sylt). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.