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Typically the water is around the same temp all year, though some months may be colder than others. Depth also factors in. I pretty much dive weekly so have an idea if the temp is going to swing one way or the other. If the temp is below 55° I'll use my 5mil (since now one of them is lost it will be the dry gloves from now on) anything above that in the water column and I'll wear my thin (I think they are 1mil with faux leather palms) gloves. Since my dives are mostly lasting longer than 70 minutes now I am more and more opting for the dry gloves. I'm babbling aren't I?
I think that you will find 3mil will be fine for most temps down to the mid 50's for short dives. Colder or longer and the 5mil will be the better choice and they are also good to use year round even now with 65° water.
I use 5 mm gloves all year round, the ones with kevlar, so I can catch bugs AND have warm hands. Like Rob, I dive all year round and stay down for long periods, which allows my hands to not go numb. :14: