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

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

Banksia is a coastal city in Australia. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 3231 people. The water temperature around Banksia varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 16.9°C (62.5°F) in August up to 23.2°C (73.8°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (68°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Banksia 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 Banksia?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters close to Banksia is approximately:
22°C (72°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Banksia. The nearest one is Maroubra Beach, which is just 6.6km (4.1miles) away from Banksia. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Maroubra Beach and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Banksia are Greenhills, which is ca 6.7km (4.1miles) away, and Maroubra North End Point, located 6.7km (4.2miles) from Banksia.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are close to Banksia. The next good one is Oreti Beach, which is more than 1186.3km (736.9miles) away from Banksia. If you have some extra time, you can also try Golden Bay, roughly 1227.4km (762.3miles) away from Banksia.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Banksia?

The water temperature around Banksia is warm, reaching up to 23°C (74°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a light wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or 1mm wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, water temperatures come down to roughly 17°C (62°F). During this time, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Banksia?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F) during July, August, and September. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. The conditions normally change during winter when water temperatures go up to 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Banksia: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Banksia...

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