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

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

Rainier is a coastal city in the United States. It is a comparatively little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 1895 people. The water temperature around Rainier varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 7.8°C (46°F) in January up to 14.7°C (58.5°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Rainier 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 Rainier?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters near Rainier is about:
8°C (46°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Rainier. A good spot nearby is Seaside Point, which is roughly 50.7km (31.8miles) away from Rainier. Click here to check out more information on Seaside Point and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Rainier are Cannon beach, which is ca 51.2km (31.8miles) away, and Needles, located ca 51.6km (32.1miles) from Rainier.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

Yes, there are more beautiful beaches near to Rainier. The nearest one is Red Mill Beach, which is just 0.7km (0.4miles) away from Rainier. Another fun beach near Rainier is Cottonwood Beach, which is ca 1.6km (1miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Rainier?

The water temperature around Rainier is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during winter, water temperatures reach lows of roughly 8°C (46°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Rainier?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during December, January, and February. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when water temperatures range from 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Rainier: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Rainier...

Do you know what the the city Angelochori in Greece, the city Fargues-Saint-Hilaire in France, and Taney Seamounts have in common with Rainier? Click on the links to find out...