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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near New Castle, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about New Castle...

New Castle is a coastal city in the United States. It is a comparatively little city close to the ocean with a population of 5285 people. The water temperature around New Castle changes dramatically year round. 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 illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since New Castle 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 New Castle?

The current water temperature in the month of July near New Castle is about:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to New Castle. A good spot nearby is Chodes, which is about 58.3km (36.2miles) away from New Castle. Click here for directions and for more information on Chodes and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near New Castle are Strathmere, 7th street, which is 58.4km (36.2miles) away, and Ocean City-14th 15th St, located ca 59.3km (36.8miles) from New Castle.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to New Castle. A good beach nearby is Bowers Beach, which is only 42.5km (26.4miles) away from New Castle. Another beautiful beach near New Castle is Upper Township Petersburg, ca 53.1km (33miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for New Castle?

The water temperature around New Castle 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around New Castle. However, during late winter, temperatures come down to nearly 3°C (37°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to New Castle?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot 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 are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to New Castle: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about New Castle...

Do you know what the the city Seaside Park in the United States, the city Derah in the Indonesia, and the city Carrena in the Spain have in common with New Castle? Click on the links to find out...