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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Plum Island, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Plum Island...

Plum Island is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Plum Island varies dramatically throughout the year. 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 Plum Island 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 Plum Island?

The current water temperature in the month of June at Plum Island is about:
12°C (54°F)

Are there any other surf spots near Plum Island?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Plum Island. The nearest one is Seabrook Beach, which is just 6km (3.8miles) away from Plum Island. Click here for directions and for more information on Seabrook Beach and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Plum Island is Fox Hill, which is roughly 11.5km (7.1miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are several other gorgeous beaches near to Plum Island. The closest one is Seabrook Beach, which is 5.8km (3.6miles) away from Plum Island. Another good beach near Plum Island is North Hampton Beach State Park, which is ca 6.8km (4.3miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Plum Island?

The water temperature at Plum Island 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 required 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 at Plum Island. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to nearly 3°C (37°F). During this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Plum Island?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. 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. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Plum Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Plum Island...

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