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

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

Cronulla is a surf spot in Australia. The water temperature around Cronulla changes moderately 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 Cronulla 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 at Cronulla?

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

Are there any other surf spots close to Cronulla?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Cronulla. The closest one is Braymains, which is just 0.1km (0.1miles) away from Cronulla. Click here for directions and for more information on Braymains and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Cronulla is The Ally, which is roughly 0.1km (0.1miles) away.

Are there beaches near Cronulla?

No, not too many beaches are located in proximity to Cronulla. The next good one is Oreti Beach, which is almost 1180.5km (733.2miles) away from Cronulla. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Golden Bay, which is 1223.9km (760.2miles) away from Cronulla.

What wetsuit do I need for Cronulla?

The water temperature at Cronulla 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 to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late summer, temperatures come down to roughly 17°C (62°F). During this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required 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 close to Cronulla?

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 July, August, and September. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during January, February, and March when temperatures reach 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Cronulla: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Cronulla...

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