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

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

Washington is a coastal city in the United States. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 9744 people. The water temperature around Washington has significant variability throughout the year. 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 Washington 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 Washington?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Washington is approximately:
4°C (39°F)

Are there surf spots close to Washington?

There are not too many surf spots close to Washington. A spot, which is not too far away, is Atlantic Beach, which is roughly 61.1km (38miles) away from Washington. Click here to check out more information on Atlantic Beach and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Washington are Emerald Isle, which is roughly 61.2km (38miles) away, and Shackleford Banks, located roughly 66km (41miles) from Washington.

Are there beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Washington. The next good one is Salter Path, which is 60km (37.3miles) away from Washington. Another good beach near Washington is Indian Beach, which is approximately 60.1km (37.3miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Washington?

The water temperature around Washington 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures cool down to approximately 3°C (37°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Washington?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures reach 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Washington: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Washington...

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