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Virgin Gorda Pass Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Necker Island – BVI, British Virgin Islands)

Today's Virgin Gorda Pass sea temperature is 26.3 °C.

Statistics for 30 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 26.1 °C, range: 25.4 °C to 27.0 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 25 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (26 °C) very warm too. Staying comfortable in the water at Virgin Gorda Pass won't be a problem, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.

British Virgin Islands Sea Water Temperature

Map of current British Virgin Islands
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
British Virgin Islands Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current British Virgin Islands
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 Virgin Gorda Pass. 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.

Virgin Gorda Pass 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.

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