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Port Colborne Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Lake Erie – Canada)

Today's Port Colborne sea temperature is 19.4 °C.

Statistics for 03 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 19.4 °C, range: 17.5 °C to 21.6 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 21 °C once we account for wind), yet at 19 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Port Colborne. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

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 Port Colborne. 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.

Port Colborne Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Port Colborne sea water temperatures peak in the range 19 to 24°C (66 to 75°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 12th of February, in the range 0 to 2°C (32 to 36°F). Port Colborne sea water temperatures are always warm reach their warmest in early to mid August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The coldest sea water temperatures at Port Colborne 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 second week of February.

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