Scarborough Beach water temperature
Scarborough Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 4.6
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.2

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Scarborough Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Maine, USA)

Today's Scarborough Beach sea temperature is 13.6 °C.

Statistics for 22 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 11.3 °C, range: 10.0 °C to 12.4 °C

The water temperature (13 °C) at Scarborough Beach is quite cool. You will need a quality spring wetsuit, and maybe neoprene hood because it will be cloudy with an effective air temperature of just (6 °C). Gloves are a good idea, neoprene boots optional.

United States Sea Water Temperature

Map of current United States
Surface Water Temperatures
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United States Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current United States
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

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at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Scarborough Beach. 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.

Scarborough Beach 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.

Scarborough Beach sea water temperatures peak in the range 16 to 20°C (61 to 68°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 2 to 3°C (36 to 37°F). The maximum Scarborough Beach sea water temperatures in early to mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The coldest sea water temperatures at Scarborough Beach 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 Scarborough Beach 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 Scarborough Beach. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

 

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