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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Lord Howe, Australia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Lord Howe...

Lord Howe is an island in Australia. It is one of the islands of the Lord Howe Islands island group. The water temperature around Lord Howe varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 20°C (68°F) in July up to 25.3°C (77.6°F) in the month of March, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 22°C (72°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Lord Howe 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 Lord Howe?

The current water temperature in the month of October near Lord Howe is ca:
20°C (68°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are located in close proximity to Lord Howe. A spot that might be worth checking out is Anson Bay, which is more than 1.2km (0.8miles) away from Lord Howe. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Anson Bay and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try surfing Cresent Head, which is roughly 361.9km (224.8miles) away from Lord Howe. Another fun surfspot is Cresent Head, located ca 361.9km (224.8miles) from Lord Howe.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are near to Lord Howe. The closest decent one is Ninety Mile Beach, which is almost 816.1km (506.9miles) away from Lord Howe. If you have some extra time, you can also try Bayleys Beach, ca 874.7km (543.3miles) away from Lord Howe.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Lord Howe?

The sea temperature around Lord Howe is very warm, reaching up to 25°C (78°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a rashguard or 1mm top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Lord Howe. However, during summer, sea temperatures come down to nearly 20°C (68°F). During this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to Lord Howe?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 20 to 25°C (68-77°F) during June, July, and August. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during spring when sea temperatures range from 20 to 25°C (69-78°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Lord Howe: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Lord Howe...

Do you know what the the city Villanova in Italy, the city Dives-sur-Mer in France, and the city Banjar Lalangpasek in Indonesia have in common with Lord Howe? Click on the links to find out...