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

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

Lewis is an island in the United States. It is part of the Thimble Islands island group. The water temperature around Lewis has extreme variability year round. The temperature ranges from 0°C (32.1°F) in February up to 22.3°C (72.1°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 Lewis 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 Lewis?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Lewis is about:
5°C (40°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Lewis?

There are not many surf spots close to Lewis. The next good one is Smith point, which is just 48.6km (30.7miles) away from Lewis. Click here for directions and for more information on Smith point and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Lewis are Fire Island Point of Woods, which is ca 49.4km (30.7miles) away, and Cupsogue beach, located ca 50km (31.1miles) from Lewis.

Are there beaches near Lewis?

There are some nice beaches close to Lewis. The closest one is Lake Mohegan, which is 10.4km (6.5miles) away from Lewis. Another beautiful beach near Lewis is New Fairfield, which is 12.4km (7.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Lewis?

The sea temperature around Lewis 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 thin top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Lewis. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to 0°C (32°F). During this season, 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 ok with a very good 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 close to Lewis?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 0 to 5°C (32-41°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 17 to 22°C (63-72°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Lewis: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Lewis...

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