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

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

Merrimac is a coastal city in the United States. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 6245 people. The water temperature around Merrimac varies significantly during the year. 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 Merrimac 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 Merrimac?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters close to Merrimac is approximately:
9°C (48°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Merrimac. The closest one is Seabrook Beach, which is only 10.1km (6.3miles) away from Merrimac. Click here for more information on Seabrook Beach and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Merrimac are Plum Island, which is ca 10.1km (6.3miles) away, and Fox Hill, located 15km (9.3miles) from Merrimac.

Are there nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few beautiful beaches in proximity to Merrimac. The nearest one is Seabrook Beach, which is 10.2km (6.3miles) away from Merrimac. Another good beach near Merrimac is North Hampton Beach State Park, which is roughly 10.7km (6.6miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Merrimac?

The water temperature around Merrimac 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 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, water temperatures drop down to roughly 3°C (37°F). In this season, 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 good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Merrimac?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Merrimac: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Merrimac...

Do you know what the the island Baranof in the United States, the city Paramount in the United States, and the city Vinh Thuan in the Vietnam have in common with Merrimac? Click on the links to find out...