Water and sea temperature in Cape Sable Island (21st April 2021)
The average ocean temperature for Cape Sable Island is 6°C today
Average water/sea temperatures this week for Cape Sable Island
What wetsuit thickness is needed for Cape Sable Island?
The water temperature in Cape Sable Island is very cold. We strongly recommend wearing a 6/5 mm to 6/5/4 mm full sealed and taped suit with boots, gloves and a hood especially if you will be in the sea for extended periods of time.
Please note: These are general guidelines based on today's average water temperature of 6°C in Cape Sable Island. If there are strong winds, cold air temperatures, you are engaging in activities with less movement or you get cold easily, you may want to consider a thicker wetsuit. consider a thicker wetsuit.
Information about our water / sea temperature data for Cape Sable Island
Our measurements for the water temperature in Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canada are provided by the daily sea surface temperature (SST) satellite readings from NOAA.
Please be aware that our water temperatures are based on open water averages. Actual sea surface water temperatures close to the shore at Cape Sable Island can vary by several degrees.
Weather patterns that can increase variation in water temperatures
Heavy rains, locations near river mouths and long periods of strong offshore winds can cause variations in ocean temperatures. Offshore winds cause the colder deep water to replace the surface water which has been warmed by the sun.
Whilst sea temperatures for Cape Sable Island are as accurate as current data allows, there may be slight local and regional variations depending on conditions and variations in sea depth.