Water and sea temperature in New York County (6th December 2020)
The average water temperature for New York County today is 54°F
Average water/sea temperatures this week for New York County
What wetsuit thickness is needed for New York County?
The water temperature in New York County is extremely cold. You should wear a 4/3 mm to 5/4/3 mm full sealed and taped suit with boots, gloves and a hood especially if you are going to be in the water for an extended period of time.
Please note: These are general guidelines based on today's average water temperature of 54°F in New York County. 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 New York County
Our measurements for the water temperature in New York County, New York, 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 New York County 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 New York County are as accurate as current data allows, there may be slight local and regional variations depending on conditions and variations in sea depth.