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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Houghton Bay, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Houghton Bay...

Houghton Bay is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Houghton Bay is close to constant year round. The temperature ranges from 12.4°C (54.3°F) in May up to 15.8°C (60.4°F) in the month of January, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 14°C (57°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Houghton Bay 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 Houghton Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of June at Houghton Bay is ca:
13°C (56°F)

Are there any other surf spots in close proximity to Houghton Bay?

Yes, there are other surf spots close to Houghton Bay. The closest one is The Island Island Bay, which is only 0.7km (0.4miles) away from Houghton Bay. Click here for more information on The Island Island Bay and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Houghton Bay is Lyall Bay, which is approximately 1.1km (0.7miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches near Houghton Bay?

There are not too many beaches near to Houghton Bay. One beach, which is not too far away, is Worser Bay, which is only 3.1km (1.9miles) away from Houghton Bay. Another beach near Houghton Bay is Paraparaumu Beach, which is ca 32.7km (20.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Houghton Bay?

The average sea temperature at Houghton Bay is relatively chilly, around 14°C (57°F), with no significant changes during the year. Because of this, a 2/3mm wetsuit is needed for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Houghton Bay. However, it can get more chilly in the mornings and in the evenings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to wear a 3/4mm fullsuit. The coldest months are April, May, and June. You could possibly be fine with a jumpsuit during warm days in the summer, especially in the months of December, January, and February.

How is the diving and fishing close to Houghton Bay?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions are very similar throughout the year. The waters at Houghton Bay are always cold, reaching temperatures between 11 and 16°C (51-60°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Houghton Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Houghton Bay...

Do you know what the the city Villa Estense in Italy, the city Rouans in France, and the city Loboae in Indonesia have in common with Houghton Bay? Click on the links to find out...