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

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

Emerald is a coastal city in Australia. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 5813 people. The water temperature around Emerald varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 12.2°C (53.9°F) in August up to 19.3°C (66.7°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (60°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Emerald 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 Emerald?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Emerald is ca:
16°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Emerald?

There are not many surf spots close to Emerald. A spot that might be worth checking out is Pt Leo, which is roughly 38.8km (24.7miles) away from Emerald. Click here to check out more information on Pt Leo and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Emerald are Second Reef, which is ca 39.7km (24.7miles) away, and Little Noosa, located ca 40.7km (25.3miles) from Emerald.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are close to Emerald. A good beach nearby is Oreti Beach, which is more than 1234.3km (766.6miles) away from Emerald. If you have some extra time, you can also try Tunnel Beach, which is ca 1323.3km (821.9miles) away from Emerald.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Emerald?

The sea temperature around Emerald is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (67°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during July, August, and September, temperatures come down to 12°C (54°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Emerald?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during January, February, and March when temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Emerald: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Emerald...

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