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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Forest Hill, Australia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Forest Hill...

Forest Hill is a coastal city in Australia. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 10052 people. The water temperature around Forest Hill varies slightly during the year. 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 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 winter, since Forest Hill 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 Forest Hill?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters around Forest Hill is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Forest Hill. A spot that might be worth checking out is Pt Leo, which is just 40.6km (25.8miles) away from Forest Hill. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Pt Leo and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Forest Hill are Second Reef, which is 41.5km (25.8miles) away, and Little Noosa, located ca 42.1km (26.1miles) from Forest Hill.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

Not many beaches are in proximity to Forest Hill. The next good one is Oreti Beach, which is 1248.3km (775.4miles) away from Forest Hill. If you have some extra time, you can also try Tunnel Beach, ca 1337.4km (830.7miles) away from Forest Hill.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Forest Hill?

The sea temperature around Forest Hill 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 feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late summer, temperatures cool down to nearly 12°C (54°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Forest Hill?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. 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 water temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Forest Hill: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Forest Hill...

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