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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 coastal city in the United States. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 27620 people. The water temperature around New London varies extremely throughout 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 near New London?

The current water temperature in the month of August near New London is ca:
19°C (67°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to New London?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to New London. The nearest one is Misquamicut State Beach, which is just 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 white sand beaches near by?

There are some beaches near to New London. The nearest one is New London, which is only 0km (0miles) away from New London. Another fun beach near New London is Groton, which is 1.1km (0.7miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for New London?

The sea temperature around 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be required 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 around New London. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of 2°C (35°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to New London?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and 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 typically change during August, September, and October when temperatures range from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures 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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