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

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

Rochester is a coastal city in the United States. It is a quite dense city close to the ocean with a population of 4661 people. The water temperature around Rochester changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 7.4°C (45.4°F) in January up to 16.1°C (60.9°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Rochester 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 Rochester?

The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters near Rochester is about:
12°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Rochester. The closest decent spot is Horseneck Beach, which is just 20.1km (17.3miles) away from Rochester. Click here for more information on Horseneck Beach and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Rochester are Rexhame, which is roughly 27.8km (17.3miles) away, and 2nd Beach, located ca 28.3km (17.6miles) from Rochester.

Are there beaches located close to Rochester?

There are several beautiful beaches close to Rochester. The nearest one is Knollmere, which is 7km (4.3miles) away from Rochester. Another good beach near Rochester is Shaws Cove, which is ca 7.3km (4.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Rochester?

The sea temperature around Rochester is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, sea temperatures come down to approximately 7°C (45°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Rochester?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during December, January, and February. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when temperatures reach 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Rochester: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Rochester...

Do you know what the the city Caraffa di Catanzaro in Italy, the city Buchhorst in Germany, and the city Raymond in United States have in common with Rochester? Click on the links to find out...