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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Melville Bank

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Melville Bank...

Melville Bank is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Melville Bank varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 12.9°C (55.2°F) in August up to 20.1°C (68.2°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Melville Bank 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 Melville Bank?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters near Melville Bank is about:
20°C (68°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Melville Bank. The closest decent spot is Lavanono, which is 909.5km (564.9miles) away from Melville Bank. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Lavanono and its water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Libanono, which is 929.1km (577.1miles) away from Melville Bank. Another good surfspot is Libanono, located 929.1km (577.1miles) from Melville Bank.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are located in proximity to Melville Bank. A beach, which is not too far away, is Ifaty beach-near Toliara, which is 1064km (660.9miles) away from Melville Bank. If you don't mind the drive, you can also visit Kidds Beach, which is 1163.3km (722.5miles) away from Melville Bank.

What wetsuit is needed for Melville Bank?

The water temperature at Melville Bank is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, 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 surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, temperatures reach lows of roughly 13°C (55°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Melville Bank?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during summer. 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 spring when temperatures reach 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Melville Bank: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Melville Bank...

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