Connecticut Street Jetty Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Long Island New York, USA)
Today's Connecticut Street Jetty sea temperature is 5.4 °C.
Statistics for 30 Jan (1981–2005)
– mean: 4.3 °C,
range: 2.0 °C
to 6.2 °C
Water temperature (5 °C) at Connecticut Street Jetty is really very cold. Despite the weak sunshine, the air will feel like -5 °C, so that even wearing a thick winter wetsuit, neoprene hood, gloves and boots it will be difficult to stay warm in the sea at Connecticut Street Jetty today.
Map of current United States
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current United States
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies
(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)
(click thumbnails to expand)
Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Connecticut Street Jetty. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.
All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.
Connecticut Street Jetty sea water temperatures peak in the range 21 to 24°C (70 to 75°F) on around the 9th of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 2 to 4°C (36 to 39°F). Connecticut Street Jetty sea water temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in early to mid August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The lowest sea water temperatures at Connecticut Street Jetty mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here at the beginning of March.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Connecticut Street Jetty can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Connecticut Street Jetty. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
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