Water and sea temperature in Lancaster County (4th June 2020)
The average sea temperature for Lancaster County today is 64°F
Average water/sea temperatures this week for Lancaster County
What wetsuit thickness is needed for Lancaster County?
The water temperature in Lancaster County is quite cool. You may want to consider wearing a 2 mm to 3/2 mm springsuit or full wetsuit with a flatlock seam if you are going to be swimming in the water for extended periods of time.
Please note: These are general guidelines based on today's average water temperature of 64°F in Lancaster 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 Lancaster County
Our measurements for the water temperature in Lancaster County, Virginia, 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster County are as accurate as current data allows, there may be slight local and regional variations depending on conditions and variations in sea depth.