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

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

Madison is a coastal city in the United States. It is a fairly dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 19100 people. The water temperature around Madison changes significantly 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 illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Madison 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 Madison?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters near Madison is about:
5°C (41°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Madison. The closest decent spot is Georgica pond, which is just 30.8km (19.2miles) away from Madison. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Georgica pond and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Madison are Ponquogue- the bowl, which is approximately 31km (19.2miles) away, and Road K, located ca 31.2km (19.4miles) from Madison.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are other beautiful beaches close to Madison. The closest one is Hammonasset Beach State Park, which is just 2.2km (1.4miles) away from Madison. Another beach near Madison is Griswold, which is approximately 2.5km (1.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Madison?

The sea temperature around Madison 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 3/2 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 scuba diving . However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures drop down to 3°C (37°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, 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 recommended to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Madison?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary 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 can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Madison: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Madison...

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