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

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

Southampton is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Southampton changes extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 3.6°C (38.4°F) in February up to 20.6°C (69°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 Southampton 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 at Southampton?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Southampton is ca:
10°C (50°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Southampton. The closest one is Ponquogue- the bowl, which is just 5.6km (3.8miles) away from Southampton. Click here to check out more information on Ponquogue- the bowl and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Southampton are Outside Ponquogue, which is approximately 6.1km (3.8miles) away, and Road K, located 7.3km (4.5miles) from Southampton.

Are there any other sandy beaches close by?

There are more beautiful beaches near to Southampton. The nearest one is East Hampton, which is only 12km (7.5miles) away from Southampton. Another gorgeous beach near Southampton is Westhampton Beach, which is ca 14.4km (8.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Southampton?

The sea temperature at Southampton 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 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, water temperatures cool down to approximately 4°C (38°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Southampton?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (38-47°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions change during summer when water temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (60-69°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Southampton: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Southampton...

Do you know what the the city Society Hill in the United States, the city Kihoku-cho in the Japan, and the city Salsomaggiore Terme in the Italy have in common with Southampton? Click on the links to find out...