Water and sea temperature in Bigelow Bight (23rd September 2020)
The average ocean temperature for Bigelow Bight is 58°F today
Average water/sea temperatures this week for Bigelow Bight
What wetsuit thickness is needed for Bigelow Bight?
The water temperature in Bigelow Bight is very cold. Consider a 4/3 mm to 5/4/3 mm full sealed and taped suit with boots, gloves and a hood especially if you plan to be in the ocean for an extended period of time.
Please note: These are general guidelines based on today's average water temperature of 58°F in Bigelow Bight. If there are strong winds, cold air temperatures, you are engaging in activities with less movement or you get cold easily, you may want to consider a thicker wetsuit. consider a thicker wetsuit.
Information about our water / sea temperature data for Bigelow Bight
Our measurements for the water temperature in Bigelow Bight, Maine, United States are provided by the daily sea surface temperature (SST) satellite readings from NOAA.
Please be aware that our water temperatures are based on open water averages. Actual sea surface water temperatures close to the shore at Bigelow Bight can vary by several degrees.
Weather patterns that can increase variation in water temperatures
Heavy rains, locations near river mouths and long periods of strong offshore winds can cause variations in ocean temperatures. Offshore winds cause the colder deep water to replace the surface water which has been warmed by the sun.
Whilst sea temperatures for Bigelow Bight are as accurate as current data allows, there may be slight local and regional variations depending on conditions and variations in sea depth.