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Plaice Cove water temperature
Plaice Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 2.8

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Plaice Cove Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(New Hampshire, USA)

Today's Plaice Cove sea temperature is 5.4 °C.

Statistics for 25 Feb (1981–2005) – mean: 3.1 °C, range: 1.8 °C to 4.3 °C

The water temperature (5 °C) at Plaice Cove is very cold. Despite the sun, surfers will need to wear a good steamer wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. Relatively mild air temperatures and a windchill factor of (12 °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 Plaice Cove. 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.

Plaice Cove 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.

Plaice Cove water temperatures peak in the range 18 to 22°C (64 to 72°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 2 to 4°C (36 to 39°F). The highest Plaice Cove water temperatures in early to mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The coldest water temperatures at Plaice Cove 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 Plaice Cove 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 Plaice Cove. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.