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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Rhode Island Shelf Valley

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Rhode Island Shelf Valley...

Rhode Island Shelf Valley is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Rhode Island Shelf Valley changes extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 3.8°C (38.8°F) in March up to 20.7°C (69.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Rhode Island Shelf Valley 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 Rhode Island Shelf Valley?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters around Rhode Island Shelf Valley is ca:
4°C (39°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Rhode Island Shelf Valley. The closest one is Block Island, which is just 15.8km (10.5miles) away from Rhode Island Shelf Valley. Click here for more information on Block Island and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Rhode Island Shelf Valley are Point Judith, which is ca 16.9km (10.5miles) away, and Point Judith Lighthouse, located ca 16.9km (10.5miles) from Rhode Island Shelf Valley.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

There are more beautiful beaches near to Rhode Island Shelf Valley. The nearest one is Block Island New Shoreham, which is 14.3km (8.9miles) away from Rhode Island Shelf Valley. Another beach near Rhode Island Shelf Valley is Mansion Beach, which is roughly 15km (9.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Rhode Island Shelf Valley?

The sea temperature at Rhode Island Shelf Valley is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (69°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 scuba diving at Rhode Island Shelf Valley. However, during early spring, temperatures reach lows of 4°C (39°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Rhode Island Shelf Valley?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (39-48°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (60-69°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Rhode Island Shelf Valley: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Rhode Island Shelf Valley...

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