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

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

Cheltenham is a coastal city in Australia. It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 2176 people. The water temperature around Cheltenham changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 12.4°C (54.3°F) in August up to 18.9°C (66.1°F) in the month of January, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (60°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Cheltenham is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Cheltenham. A spot, which is not too far away, is Glenelg, which is roughly 7.9km (13.5miles) away from Cheltenham. Click here for more information on Glenelg and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Cheltenham are 3-poles reef, which is 21.7km (13.5miles) away, and Gull rock, located approximately 26.2km (16.3miles) from Cheltenham.

Are there beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are close to Cheltenham. The next good beach is Oreti Beach, which is 1625.4km (1009.6miles) away from Cheltenham. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Tunnel Beach, 1715km (1065.2miles) away from Cheltenham.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Cheltenham?

The water temperature around Cheltenham is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late summer, temperatures reach lows of approximately 12°C (54°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Cheltenham?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during winter when sea temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Cheltenham: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Cheltenham...

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