Sarasota too cold to swim in March?

Mar 4th, 2008, 11:30 AM
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Sarasota too cold to swim in March?

Hi
Planning on going to Sarasota last week of March. Water too cold to swim then? Thanks
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Mar 4th, 2008, 11:44 AM
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Often go to Sarasota in March, and have often been able to swim. However, a lot depends on what you're used to. Sarasotans wouldn't consider swimming in water much cooler than 80, while Mainiacs and Canadians are thrilled if it's over 60.
 
Mar 4th, 2008, 04:10 PM
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Can you give me an idea of the average water temps in late March there? Thanks.
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Mar 4th, 2008, 05:16 PM
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Googled "'average water temperature' Sarasota" and got this: http://www.sarasotagateway.com/location.asp which says March's average is 72 (April's is 76).
 
Mar 4th, 2008, 05:37 PM
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National Oceanographic Data for Gulf and Atlantic locations has coastal water temperatures month-by-month.

http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/dsdt/cwtg/egof.html

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Mar 4th, 2008, 06:41 PM
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linda8, air temperature affects perception of water temperature, too. If you Google, I'm sure you can find average temps for the week of your visit. I think it was very nice of Cassandra and like2 to look up water temps for you; we locals don't tend to carry thermometers to the beach!
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Mar 5th, 2008, 06:25 AM
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Yes, it WAS awfully nice of them,
I searched but wasn't able to find WATER temps, just air temps!!! Thanks to all. Think we'll postpone till summer!!!
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