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

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

Monterey is a coastal city in Australia. It is a quite dense city close to the water with a population of 4148 people. The water temperature around Monterey has moderate variability year round. The temperature ranges from 16.9°C (62.5°F) in August up to 23.2°C (73.8°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (68°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Monterey 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 Monterey?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Monterey is about:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Monterey?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Monterey. The nearest one is Greenhills, which is just 4.8km (3.3miles) away from Monterey. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Greenhills and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Monterey are The Wall, which is 5.3km (3.3miles) away, and The Ally, located ca 5.4km (3.4miles) from Monterey.

Are there beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are close to Monterey. A beach, which is not too far away, is Oreti Beach, which is 1184.9km (735.9miles) away from Monterey. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Golden Bay, ca 1226.4km (761.8miles) away from Monterey.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Monterey?

The sea temperature around Monterey 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 wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok without a rashguard or light top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Monterey. Nevertheless, during late summer, sea temperatures reach lows of 17°C (62°F). During these months, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to Monterey?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. 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 usually change during winter when sea temperatures range from 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Monterey: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Monterey...

Do you know what the the city Bevern in Germany, the city Dhrosia in Greece, and the city Pau in Spain have in common with Monterey? Click on the links to find out...