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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Barrier Plateau

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Barrier Plateau...

Barrier Plateau is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Barrier Plateau varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 15.5°C (60°F) in August up to 21.4°C (70.5°F) in the month of March, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Barrier Plateau 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 Barrier Plateau?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters around Barrier Plateau is ca:
21°C (69°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Barrier Plateau. The closest decent spot is Waikawau Bay, which is 65.6km (41.6miles) away from Barrier Plateau. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Waikawau Bay and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Barrier Plateau are Ocean Beach, which is roughly 66.9km (41.6miles) away, and Daniels Reef, located ca 68.4km (42.5miles) from Barrier Plateau.

Are there sandy beaches located close to Barrier Plateau?

There are not many beaches close to Barrier Plateau. A beach that might be worth checking out is Matapouri, which is only 70.4km (43.7miles) away from Barrier Plateau. Another good beach near Barrier Plateau is Whangarei Heads, 70.5km (43.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Barrier Plateau?

The sea temperature at Barrier Plateau is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (71°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, temperatures reach lows of approximately 16°C (60°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Barrier Plateau?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (60-69°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during spring when temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (62-71°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Barrier Plateau: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Barrier Plateau...

Do you know what the the city Mira Loma in the United States, the city Papanice in the Italy, and the city Zeku in the China have in common with Barrier Plateau? Click on the links to find out...