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

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

Katoomba is a coastal city in Australia. It is a fairly small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 18593 people. The water temperature around Katoomba changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 16.5°C (61.8°F) in August up to 23.2°C (73.8°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (68°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Katoomba 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 Katoomba?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters around Katoomba is ca:
21°C (70°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Katoomba. The closest decent spot is Stanwell park, which is just 52.6km (32.8miles) away from Katoomba. Click here for more information on Stanwell park and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Katoomba are Coalcliff, which is roughly 52.8km (32.8miles) away, and North Era, located ca 53.4km (33.2miles) from Katoomba.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

Not many beaches are located in proximity to Katoomba. A beach, which is not too far away, is Oreti Beach, which is 1225.2km (761miles) away from Katoomba. If you have some extra time, you can also try Golden Bay, approximately 1273.8km (791.2miles) away from Katoomba.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Katoomba?

The sea temperature around Katoomba 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 light top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok without a rashguard or light wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Katoomba. Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, water temperatures cool down to roughly 17°C (62°F). In this season, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Katoomba?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F) during summer. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during winter when water temperatures go up to 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Katoomba: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Katoomba...

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