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

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

Coniston is a coastal city in Australia. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 1881 people. The water temperature around Coniston changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 16.5°C (61.8°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 Coniston 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 Coniston?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Coniston is approximately:
23°C (73°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Coniston. The closest one is South beach, which is just 2.3km (1.6miles) away from Coniston. Click here for directions and for more information on South beach and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Coniston are Whalebone, which is 2.5km (1.6miles) away, and North Beach, located ca 2.7km (1.7miles) from Coniston.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, not too many beaches are located in proximity to Coniston. A good beach nearby is Oreti Beach, which is 1170km (726.7miles) away from Coniston. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Golden Bay, which is roughly 1227.4km (762.4miles) away from Coniston.

What wetsuit do I need for Coniston?

The water temperature around Coniston 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 a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok without a rashguard or light top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late summer, sea temperatures reach lows of nearly 17°C (62°F). In this season, 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 cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Coniston?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. 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. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during winter when temperatures reach 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Coniston: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Coniston...

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