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Punta del Diablo Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Uruguay – North)

Today's Punta del Diablo sea temperature is 25.3 °C.

Statistics for 02 Feb (1981–2005) – mean: 23.0 °C, range: 20.3 °C to 24.5 °C

Very warm in and out of the water temperature at Punta del Diablo today, but forecast to be overcast. With sea temperatures of 25 °C and a wind chill of 22 °C, most surfers will choose a shorty, boardshorts or a summer suit.

Uruguay Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Uruguay
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 Punta del Diablo. 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.

Punta del Diablo 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.

Punta del Diablo sea temperatures peak in the range 21 to 24°C (70 to 75°F) on around the 29th of January and are at their minimum on about the 6th of August, in the range 9 to 14°C (48 to 57°F). Punta del Diablo sea temperatures are always warm reach their highest in late January. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. At its minimum in the first week of August, low sea temperatures at Punta del Diablo are suited to a 5/4mm or 5/3mm good quality wetsuit with neoprene gloves and 3mm boots. You will need a hood if it's windy or the air is cold.

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