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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Mississippi-Alabama Shelf

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Mississippi-Alabama Shelf...

Mississippi-Alabama Shelf is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Mississippi-Alabama Shelf changes dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 17°C (62.6°F) in February up to 30°C (86°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (75°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Mississippi-Alabama Shelf 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 Mississippi-Alabama Shelf?

The current water temperature in the month of October in the waters near Mississippi-Alabama Shelf is about:
25°C (78°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Mississippi-Alabama Shelf. The closest decent spot is Chandeleur Islands, which is just 42km (46.9miles) away from Mississippi-Alabama Shelf. Click here for directions and for more information on Chandeleur Islands and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Mississippi-Alabama Shelf are The Cross Pensacola Beach, which is roughly 75.6km (46.9miles) away, and Pensacola Beach Pier, located 76.5km (47.5miles) from Mississippi-Alabama Shelf.

Are there beautiful beaches in close proximity to Mississippi-Alabama Shelf?

No, there are not many beaches close to Mississippi-Alabama Shelf. The closest decent beach is Gulf Shores, which is only 48.7km (30.3miles) away from Mississippi-Alabama Shelf. Another gorgeous beach near Mississippi-Alabama Shelf is Pascagoula, roughly 53.6km (33.3miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Mississippi-Alabama Shelf?

The water temperature at Mississippi-Alabama Shelf is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of roughly 17°C (63°F). In this season, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Mississippi-Alabama Shelf?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (63-72°F) during winter. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Mississippi-Alabama Shelf: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Mississippi-Alabama Shelf...

Do you know what the the city Santa Vittoria dAlba in Italy, the city Inglewood-Finn Hill in United States, and the island Dharmadam in India have in common with Mississippi-Alabama Shelf? Click on the links to find out...