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

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

Higganum is a coastal city in the United States. It is a quite dense city close to the water with a population of 1698 people. The water temperature around Higganum changes extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 0.6°C (33.2°F) in February up to 22.1°C (71.8°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Higganum 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 Higganum?

The current water temperature in the month of November near Higganum is about:
13°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Higganum?

There are not many surf spots close to Higganum. The closest decent spot is Misquamicut State Beach, which is about 41.3km (25.6miles) away from Higganum. Click here to check out more information on Misquamicut State Beach and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Higganum are Dickeys, which is 41.3km (25.6miles) away, and Georgica pond, located ca 42.6km (26.5miles) from Higganum.

Are there beaches close by?

There are some other beautiful beaches in proximity to Higganum. The nearest one is Middletown, which is just 6.6km (4.1miles) away from Higganum. Another gorgeous beach near Higganum is Town Cove, which is approximately 7.1km (4.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Higganum?

The sea temperature around Higganum is warm, reaching up to 22°C (72°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures reach lows of 1°C (33°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods 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 close to Higganum?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 1 to 6°C (33-42°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. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during August, September, and October when temperatures reach 17 to 22°C (63-72°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Higganum: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Higganum...

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