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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Mitchell Key, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Mitchell Key...

Mitchell Key is an island in the United States. It is located in the Louisiana island group. The water temperature around Mitchell Key changes significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 8.8°C (47.9°F) in January up to 30°C (85.9°F) in the month of June, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 22°C (71°F) and the best time for water activities is early summer, since Mitchell Key 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 Mitchell Key?

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

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Mitchell Key. A spot that might be worth checking out is Chandeleur Islands, which is 20.6km (52.7miles) away from Mitchell Key. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Chandeleur Islands and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Mitchell Key are Fourchon, which is approximately 84.9km (52.7miles) away, and The Cross Pensacola Beach, located roughly 123.7km (76.8miles) from Mitchell Key.

Are there beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to Mitchell Key. A beach that might be worth checking out is Shell Beach, which is just 30.6km (19miles) away from Mitchell Key. Another nice beach near Mitchell Key is Shell Beach, approximately 30.6km (19miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Mitchell Key?

The water temperature around Mitchell Key is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of May, June, and Jul. During this time, in the early summer, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Mitchell Key. Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, water temperatures drop down to nearly 9°C (48°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Mitchell Key?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F) during December, January, and February. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during May, June, and Jul when temperatures go up to 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Mitchell Key: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Mitchell Key...

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