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Beach and Boating: What To Expect By The Water This Weekend

June 14, 2012 - 07:10 PM
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Looking to get away this weekend?  Maybe heading close to the water?  Here's what you can expect. 

Although the weekend will be dry, it will certainly be much "cooler" compared to last weekend.  Instead of highs in the upper 80s to low 90s, highs will only reach the low 70s by the ocean and upper 70s by the bay. 

An Easterly wind will still be prevalent over the weekend, so that will keep temperatures down a bit, as the wind blows from the relatively cool ocean waters onshore.  Water temperatures along the Atlantic, near Bethany, Ocean City, and Assateague are near 70°.  Down by Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks, water temperatures are a few degrees warmer.  Even though temperatures will be in the 70s, expect a fair amount of sunshine with periods of cloudiness.  Still wear the sunscreen and be mindful of rough surf that will be possible with the onshore flow.  Waves will be around 4-5 ft.  Rip currents may be a concern - here are rip current risks for the New Jersey and Delaware beaches and for Ocean City, MD to Duck, NC.

Atlantic Beach Forecast

Along the Chesapeake Bay, temperatures will be slightly warmer than near the ocean climbing into the upper 70s.  Winds will still be out of the East, so that may cause some choppy waters along the Bay.  Keep that in mind if you're taking the boat out.  Otherwise enjoy the sunshine and comfortable temperatures.

Chesapeake Bay Forecast

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