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

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

Greenland is a coastal city in the United States. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 3417 people. The water temperature around Greenland varies significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 2.6°C (36.7°F) in February up to 17.2°C (62.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Greenland 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 Greenland?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Greenland is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Greenland. The nearest one is Jenness Beach, NH, which is just 5km (3.4miles) away from Greenland. Click here to check out more information on Jenness Beach, NH and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Greenland are The Wall, which is 5.5km (3.4miles) away, and Fox Hill, located 6km (3.7miles) from Greenland.

Are there nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are several other beaches near to Greenland. The nearest one is Jenness Beach State Park, which is just 5km (3.1miles) away from Greenland. Another fun beach near Greenland is Rye North Beach, which is ca 5km (3.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Greenland?

The water temperature around Greenland is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°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 . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures come down to nearly 3°C (37°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Greenland?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Greenland: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Greenland...

Do you know what the the city Alimena in Italy, the city Castino in Italy, and the city Caldes dEstrac in Spain have in common with Greenland? Click on the links to find out...