Kitsilano Sea Temperature

Looking to find out what the sea water temperature in Kitsilano is for today and the next few days? Below are data and charts that will give you information about sea temperatures in Kitsilano and nearby locations.

Water temperature in Kitsilano right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Kitsilano, Canada on 21st April 2024.

8.39° C

(47.1° F)

  • yesterday: 8.47° C (47.24° F)
  • a week ago: 9.64° C (49.35° F)

This water is very cold and can cause pain. We don't recommend you swim in this temperature for anything other than very short swims of 5 to 10 minutes unless you are a very experienced cold water swimmer.

The average sea temperature for Kitsilano on April 21st over the last 10 years is 10.23° C (50.41° F), with a low temperature of 8.29° C (46.92° F) and a high of 12.97° C (55.35° F).

Analysis and forecast for Kitsilano water temperatures

The water temperature in Kitsilano today is lower than the average temperature of 10.23° C (50.41° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 21st April 2023, was 8.29° C (46.92° F).

The chart and table below shows the change in water temperature in Kitsilano over the last 30 days:

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
April 21 8.39° C 47.1° F
April 20 8.47° C 47.24° F
April 19 10.23° C 50.41° F
April 18 9.81° C 49.66° F
April 17 9.59° C 49.26° F
April 16 9.52° C 49.14° F
April 15 9.71° C 49.48° F
April 14 9.64° C 49.35° F
April 13 9.9° C 49.82° F
April 12 9.87° C 49.77° F
April 11 9.75° C 49.55° F
April 10 9.7° C 49.46° F
April 9 9.83° C 49.69° F
April 8 9.94° C 49.89° F
April 7 9.73° C 49.51° F
April 6 9.7° C 49.46° F
April 5 9.64° C 49.35° F
April 4 9.61° C 49.3° F
April 3 9.6° C 49.28° F
April 2 9.67° C 49.41° F
April 1 9.46° C 49.03° F
March 31 9.1° C 48.38° F
March 30 9.32° C 48.78° F
March 29 9.49° C 49.08° F
March 28 9.4° C 48.92° F
March 27 9.6° C 49.28° F
March 26 9.76° C 49.57° F
March 25 9.6° C 49.28° F
March 24 9.45° C 49.01° F
March 23 9.28° C 48.7° F
March 22 9.44° C 48.99° F

The actual nearshore temperatures may vary by several degrees and this can also be heavily affected by weather. Strong winds can cause cold, deep waters to replace the surface waters that had been warmed by the sun, and heavy rain can also reduce the temperature of the sea surface temperature as well.

Water temperature in Kitsilano by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Kitsilano.

For more detailed information on how the sea temperature in Kitsilano changes for each month of the year, choose from the months below.

Kitsilano map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Kitsilano

The highest temperature in Canada today is 9.37° C (48.86° F) in Bamfield. The lowest is in Hopedale, where the temperature of the water is -1.59° C (29.13° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Kitsilano?

The ocean covers about 71% of the Earth's surface, and scientists record the sea surface temperature (SST) of locations such as Kitsilano because they want to understand and learn how the ocean communicates with the atomosphere of Earth.

SST is one measure that provides information on the global climate, and it can be used to predict the weather in Kitsilano as well as atmospheric model simulations and to study marine ecosystems in the area.

Data source and citation

Raw data for the calculations made to find the sea surface temperature in Kitsilano comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and their 1/4° daily Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature.

The water temperature data is constructed by combining observations from different platforms (satellites, ships, buoys, and Argo floats) on a regular global grid. A spatially complete sea surface temperature map is then built by interpolating to fill in gaps in the data.

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