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

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

Botany is a coastal city in Australia. It is a quite little city close to the water with a population of 7455 people. The water temperature around Botany varies slightly year round. 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 illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (68°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Botany 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 Botany?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Botany is about:
20°C (68°F)

Are there surf spots near Botany?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Botany. The closest one is Maroubra Beach, which is just 3.5km (2.3miles) away from Botany. Click here to check out more information on Maroubra Beach and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Botany are Maroubra North End Point, which is 3.7km (2.3miles) away, and Coogee Bombie, located ca 4.4km (2.7miles) from Botany.

Are there beaches close to Botany?

No, not too many beaches are located close to Botany. A beach, which is not too far away, is Oreti Beach, which is 1184.6km (735.8miles) away from Botany. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Golden Bay, ca 1224.8km (760.8miles) away from Botany.

What wetsuit do I need for Botany?

The water temperature around Botany 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 thin wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some might even be ok without a rashguard or thin wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Botany. However, during July, August, and September, water temperatures cool down to roughly 17°C (62°F). During these months, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Botany?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F) during summer. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during winter when sea temperatures range from 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Botany: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Botany...

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