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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Bay City, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Bay City...

Bay City is a coastal city in the United States. It is a comparatively little city close to the ocean with a population of 17614 people. The water temperature around Bay City has average variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 9.3°C (48.7°F) in February up to 14.6°C (58.3°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Bay City is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Bay City?

The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters near Bay City is about:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Bay City. The closest decent spot is Matagorda, which is about 26.7km (25.2miles) away from Bay City. Click here for directions and for more information on Matagorda and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Bay City are Quintanas, which is ca 40.5km (25.2miles) away, and Surfside beach-Octagone, located roughly 41km (25.5miles) from Bay City.

Are there beautiful beaches located close to Bay City?

No, there are not many beaches near to Bay City. One beach, which is not too far away, is Surfside Beach, which is only 41.2km (25.6miles) away from Bay City. Another beautiful beach near Bay City is Surfside Beach, roughly 41.2km (25.6miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Bay City?

The water temperature around Bay City is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (58°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Bay City. Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures come down to nearly 9°C (49°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Bay City?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (49-58°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during fall when sea temperatures go up to 10 to 15°C (49-58°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Bay City: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Bay City...

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