Niagara Rivermouth water temperature
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Niagara Rivermouth Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Lake Ontario – United States)

Today's Niagara Rivermouth sea temperature is 4.0 °C.

Statistics for 23 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 7.6 °C, range: 5.7 °C to 9.4 °C

The water temperature (4 °C) at Niagara Rivermouth is close to freezing. You will need a thick winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots despite the sun. Expect relatively mild air temperatures and a windchill factor of (5 °C).

United States Sea Water Temperature

Map of current United States
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
United States Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current United States
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Niagara Rivermouth. 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.

Niagara Rivermouth Water Temperature Graph

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.

Niagara Rivermouth sea temperatures peak in the range 18 to 24°C (64 to 75°F) on around the 9th of August and are at their lowest on about the 8th of February, in the range 1 to 3°C (34 to 37°F). Niagara Rivermouth sea temperatures are highest in early to mid August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The lowest sea temperatures at Niagara Rivermouth 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 in early to mid February.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Niagara Rivermouth 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 Niagara Rivermouth. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

 

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