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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Orleans, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Orleans...

Orleans is a coastal city in the United States. It is a comparatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 1621 people. The water temperature around Orleans varies significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 3.3°C (37.9°F) in March up to 17.4°C (63.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Orleans 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 Orleans?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters close to Orleans is approximately:
5°C (41°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Orleans. The closest one is Nauset Light Beach, which is just 2.5km (2.8miles) away from Orleans. Click here for more information on Nauset Light Beach and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Orleans are Coast Guard beach, which is approximately 4.4km (2.8miles) away, and Marconi Beach, located 8.1km (5miles) from Orleans.

Are there nice beaches located close to Orleans?

Yes, there are a few nice beaches close to Orleans. The nearest one is Boat Meadow, which is 1.5km (0.9miles) away from Orleans. Another fun beach near Orleans is Nickerson State Park, which is 2.5km (1.5miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Orleans?

The water temperature around Orleans 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 3/2 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 Orleans. However, during early spring, sea temperatures come down to roughly 3°C (38°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, 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 big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Orleans?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (38-47°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water 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 Orleans: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Orleans...

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