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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Fort Washington, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Fort Washington...

Fort Washington is a coastal city in the United States. It is a quite dense city close to the ocean with a population of 23717 people. The water temperature around Fort Washington has significant variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 3.1°C (37.5°F) in February up to 22.4°C (72.3°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters near Fort Washington is about:
21°C (69°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to Fort Washington. The closest decent spot is Naval Jetty, which is almost 104.7km (65miles) away from Fort Washington. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Naval Jetty and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Dewey Beach, which is approximately 105.2km (65.4miles) away from Fort Washington. Another fun surfspot is Dewey Beach, located approximately 105.2km (65.4miles) from Fort Washington.

Are there beaches close by?

There are not many beaches close to Fort Washington. The closest decent beach is Sandy Point, which is only 25.5km (15.8miles) away from Fort Washington. Another fun beach near Fort Washington is North Beach, which is roughly 26.5km (16.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Fort Washington?

The sea temperature around Fort Washington is warm, reaching up to 22°C (72°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a light wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Fort Washington. Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures come down to roughly 3°C (38°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Fort Washington?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (38-47°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures range from 17 to 22°C (63-72°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Fort Washington: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Fort Washington...

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