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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Atherton, Australia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Atherton...

Atherton is a coastal city in Australia. It is a rather small-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 6959 people. The water temperature around Atherton changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 23.1°C (73.6°F) in August up to 29.1°C (84.4°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 26°C (79°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Atherton is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Atherton?

The current water temperature in the month of October in the waters around Atherton is ca:
25°C (77°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are in close proximity to Atherton. A spot that might be worth checking out is Farnborough, which is almost 520.1km (323.1miles) away from Atherton. Click here for more information on Farnborough and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try surfing The Springs, which is roughly 630.3km (391.5miles) away from Atherton. Another good surfspot is The Springs, located 630.3km (391.5miles) from Atherton.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

Not many beaches are near to Atherton. A good beach nearby is Holtekamp Beach, which is almost 1062.5km (659.9miles) away from Atherton. If you have some extra time, you can also try Hamadi Beach, which is 1067.5km (663miles) away from Atherton.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Atherton?

The sea temperature around Atherton is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (84°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, sea temperatures cool down to 23°C (74°F). During this season, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine without a wetsuit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Atherton?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 23 to 28°C (74-83°F) during July, August, and September. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during winter when temperatures reach 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Atherton: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Atherton...

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