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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Old Lyme, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Old Lyme...

Old Lyme is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Old Lyme has significant variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 2.3°C (36.1°F) in February up to 21.5°C (70.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Old Lyme 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 Old Lyme?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Old Lyme is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Old Lyme. A good spot nearby is Georgica pond, which is 27km (17.2miles) away from Old Lyme. Click here to check out more information on Georgica pond and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Old Lyme are Misquamicut State Beach, which is 27.7km (17.2miles) away, and Dickeys, located roughly 27.7km (17.2miles) from Old Lyme.

Are there any other sandy beaches close by?

There are other beautiful beaches in close proximity to Old Lyme. The nearest one is Old Saybrook, which is just 3.2km (2miles) away from Old Lyme. Another beautiful beach near Old Lyme is Harveys Beach, which is roughly 4.4km (2.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Old Lyme?

The sea temperature at Old Lyme is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (71°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Old Lyme. However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures cool down to nearly 2°C (36°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Old Lyme?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (36-45°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (62-71°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Old Lyme: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Old Lyme...

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