Open Water Data

Air Temperature

We spend our entire lives acclimating to air temperatures.  Air temperature is something our bodies are used to and we get very good at adjusting as required.  Air temperatures can create a false sense of security when it comes to water temperatures, and this is a particular problem, especially at the start of the swimming and paddling season.

During the winter months, you will have to deal with not only cold water, but exposure to lower ambient temperatures, potential cold winds, and weather effects that can lower the effective temperature even further.

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