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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Franklin, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Franklin...

Franklin is a coastal city in the United States. It is a fairly small-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 7660 people. The water temperature around Franklin changes dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 2.8°C (37°F) in February up to 21.2°C (70.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Franklin 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 Franklin?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters around Franklin is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are in close proximity to Franklin. The closest decent spot is Fourchon, which is almost 91.5km (56.8miles) away from Franklin. Click here for directions and for more information on Fourchon and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Bolivar, which is ca 179.2km (111.3miles) away from Franklin. Another good surfspot is Bolivar, located roughly 179.2km (111.3miles) from Franklin.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

Not many beaches are in proximity to Franklin. The closest decent one is Grand Isle, which is more than 99.2km (61.6miles) away from Franklin. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Grand Isle State Park, which is roughly 100.2km (62.2miles) away from Franklin.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Franklin?

The sea temperature around Franklin is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Franklin. However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures come down to approximately 3°C (37°F). During this time, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Franklin?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Franklin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Franklin...

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