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

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

Groton is a coastal city in the United States. It is a quite dense city close to the water with a population of 10389 people. The water temperature around Groton changes dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 2.2°C (36°F) in February up to 17.1°C (62.8°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Groton 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 Groton?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Groton is about:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Groton?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Groton. The nearest one is Misquamicut State Beach, which is 14.8km (9.2miles) away from Groton. Click here for directions and for more information on Misquamicut State Beach and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Groton are Dickeys, which is approximately 14.8km (9.2miles) away, and Fenway, located ca 16.5km (10.2miles) from Groton.

Are there beaches near by?

There are several other gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Groton. The closest one is Groton, which is only 0km (0miles) away from Groton. Another gorgeous beach near Groton is New London, which is approximately 1.2km (0.7miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Groton?

The sea temperature around Groton 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 recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Groton. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to roughly 2°C (36°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Groton?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (36-45°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Groton: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Groton...

Do you know what the the city Oakhurst in the United States, the city Hinigaran in the Philippines, and the city Saletto-San Bartolomeo in the Italy have in common with Groton? Click on the links to find out...