The Cove Delaware water temperature
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The Cove Delaware Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Delaware, USA)

Today's The Cove Delaware sea temperature is 6.8 °C.

Statistics for 17 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 8.1 °C, range: 6.1 °C to 10.3 °C

The water temperature (6 °C) at The Cove Delaware is very cold. Despite the sun, surfers will need plenty of neoprene. Wear a quality winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. A windchill factor of (6 °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

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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 The Cove Delaware. 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.

The Cove Delaware 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.

The Cove Delaware water temperatures peak in the range 22 to 25°C (72 to 77°F) on around the 9th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 1 to 5°C (34 to 41°F). The Cove Delaware water temperatures are always warm reach their warmest in early to mid August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The coldest water temperatures at The Cove Delaware 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 The Cove Delaware 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 The Cove Delaware. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

 

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