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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Melbourne, United States

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

Melbourne is a coastal city in the United States. It is a quite mid-size city close to the ocean with a population of 76068 people. The water temperature around Melbourne changes extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 18.4°C (65.1°F) in February up to 28.5°C (83.3°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (76°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Melbourne is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Melbourne?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters near Melbourne is about:
24°C (75°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Melbourne. The nearest one is Boardwalk, which is 2.7km (2.5miles) away from Melbourne. Click here for more information on Boardwalk and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Melbourne are Spessard holland, which is ca 4km (2.5miles) away, and Canova Beach, located 4.2km (2.6miles) from Melbourne.

Are there beaches near by?

There are several beaches in proximity to Melbourne. The nearest one is Indiatlantic, which is 2.6km (1.6miles) away from Melbourne. Another beach near Melbourne is Melbourne Beach, which is roughly 3.1km (1.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Melbourne?

The sea temperature around Melbourne is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (83°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of approximately 18°C (65°F). In this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Melbourne?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 18 to 23°C (65-74°F) during winter. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during August, September, and October when sea temperatures reach 24 to 29°C (74-83°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Melbourne: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Melbourne...

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