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

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

Wiscasset is a coastal city in the United States. It is a fairly small-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 1097 people. The water temperature around Wiscasset varies extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 2.4°C (36.4°F) in March up to 14.3°C (57.7°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (47°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Wiscasset 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 Wiscasset?

The current water temperature in the month of August near Wiscasset is ca:
14°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Wiscasset. The next good one is Popham-Read, which is just 19.7km (26.9miles) away from Wiscasset. Click here for more information on Popham-Read and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Wiscasset are Higgins Beach, which is approximately 43.3km (26.9miles) away, and Kennebunk beach, located 60.7km (37.7miles) from Wiscasset.

Are there sandy beaches close to Wiscasset?

There are not too many beaches near to Wiscasset. The closest decent beach is Reid State Park, which is 15.3km (9.5miles) away from Wiscasset. Another beautiful beach near Wiscasset is Lincolnville Beach, which is ca 37.8km (23.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Wiscasset?

The sea temperature around Wiscasset is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (58°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures drop down to approximately 2°C (36°F). In 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 high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Wiscasset?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (36-45°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions change during summer when temperatures reach 9 to 14°C (49-58°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Wiscasset: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Wiscasset...

Do you know what the the city Miglierina in Italy, the city Winseldorf in Germany, and the city Lizoain in Spain have in common with Wiscasset? Click on the links to find out...