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

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

New London is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around New London has extreme variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 1.7°C (35°F) in February up to 20.1°C (68.2°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since New London 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 at New London?

The current water temperature in the month of October at New London is ca:
17°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to New London. The closest one is Misquamicut State Beach, which is 15.9km (9.9miles) away from New London. Click here for more information on Misquamicut State Beach and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near New London are Dickeys, which is roughly 15.9km (9.9miles) away, and Fenway, located approximately 17.6km (10.9miles) from New London.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches in proximity to New London?

There are other nice beaches in close proximity to New London. The nearest one is Groton, which is 1.1km (0.7miles) away from New London. Another nice beach near New London is Eastern Point Beach, which is 2.8km (1.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for New London?

The sea temperature at New London is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at New London. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures cool down to approximately 2°C (35°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 high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near New London?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (35-44°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during fall when temperatures range from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to New London: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about New London...

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