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

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

Rutherford is a coastal city in the United States. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 18061 people. The water temperature around Rutherford has extreme variability year round. The temperature ranges from 2.8°C (37°F) in February up to 21.2°C (70.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Rutherford 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 Rutherford?

The current water temperature in the month of January near Rutherford is approximately:
5°C (41°F)

Are there surf spots close to Rutherford?

There are not too many surf spots close to Rutherford. The next good one is 92nd Street, which is about 22.8km (16miles) away from Rutherford. Click here to check out more information on 92nd Street and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Rutherford are Jones Beach, which is 25.7km (16miles) away, and Connecticut Street Jetty, located roughly 27.2km (16.9miles) from Rutherford.

Are there beaches near Rutherford?

Yes, there are some other nice beaches in proximity to Rutherford. The nearest one is Palisades Park, which is just 5.9km (3.7miles) away from Rutherford. Another nice beach near Rutherford is Manhattan Avenue, which is roughly 11km (6.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Rutherford?

The water temperature around Rutherford is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Rutherford. However, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of 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 a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok 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 Rutherford?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Rutherford: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Rutherford...

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