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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Port Chester, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Port Chester...

Port Chester is a coastal city in the United States. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 28967 people. The water temperature around Port Chester changes extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 3.2°C (37.8°F) in February up to 21.6°C (70.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Port Chester 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 Port Chester?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Port Chester is approximately:
11°C (52°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Port Chester. A spot, which is not too far away, is Lido, which is 28.5km (17.8miles) away from Port Chester. Click here to check out more information on Lido and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Port Chester are Lido West, which is ca 28.7km (17.8miles) away, and Jones Beach, located approximately 28.7km (17.8miles) from Port Chester.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few other beaches in close proximity to Port Chester. The nearest one is Calf Pasture Beach, which is just 15.2km (9.4miles) away from Port Chester. Another beach near Port Chester is Norwalk, which is ca 15.6km (9.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Port Chester?

The water temperature around Port Chester is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures come down to roughly 3°C (38°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy 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 Port Chester?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (38-47°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when sea temperatures range from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Port Chester: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Port Chester...

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