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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Fiordland Basin

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Fiordland Basin...

Fiordland Basin is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Fiordland Basin has low variability year round. The temperature ranges from 11.5°C (52.8°F) in November up to 13.2°C (55.7°F) in the month of January, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Fiordland Basin 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 Fiordland Basin?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters near Fiordland Basin is about:
13°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are close to Fiordland Basin. A spot, which is not too far away, is Dinner Plates, which is 185.7km (115.3miles) away from Fiordland Basin. Click here for directions and for more information on Dinner Plates and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Papatowai, which is 202.9km (126miles) away from Fiordland Basin. Another surfspot is Papatowai, located approximately 202.9km (126miles) from Fiordland Basin.

Are there gorgeous beaches located close to Fiordland Basin?

Not many beaches are located in close proximity to Fiordland Basin. A good beach nearby is Oreti Beach, which is almost 145.4km (90.3miles) away from Fiordland Basin. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Tunnel Beach, approximately 240.2km (149.2miles) away from Fiordland Basin.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Fiordland Basin?

The average sea temperature at Fiordland Basin is definitely cold, around 12°C (54°F), with very little changes during the year. Hence, a 3/4mm wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Fiordland Basin. Nevertheless, it can get more chilly early mornings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to carry boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are October, November, and December. It might be ok to use a 2/3mm wetsuit during relatively warm days in the summer, especially in the months of December, January, and February.

How is the diving and fishing near Fiordland Basin?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions are very similar during the year. The waters at Fiordland Basin are nearly almost cold, reaching temperatures between 8 and 13°C (47-56°F). The following fish like to roam around in waters of this temperature range: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Fiordland Basin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Fiordland Basin...

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