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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about New Britain...

New Britain is an island in Papua New Guinea. It is located in the Bismarck Archipelago island group. The water temperature around New Britain is nearly constant throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 27°C (80.7°F) in September up to 30.8°C (87.5°F) in the month of October, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 29°C (84°F) and the best time for water activities is , since New Britain 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 New Britain?

The current water temperature in the month of July near New Britain is approximately:
28°C (83°F)

Are there surf spots close to New Britain?

Not too many surf spots are located in close proximity to New Britain. The closest decent spot is Farnborough, which is more than 1229.5km (763.7miles) away from New Britain. Click here to check out more information on Farnborough and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try surfing The Springs, which is roughly 1313.7km (816miles) away from New Britain. Another fun surfspot is The Springs, located approximately 1313.7km (816miles) from New Britain.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are in proximity to New Britain. The closest decent beach is Holtekamp Beach, which is 765.1km (475.2miles) away from New Britain. If you have some extra time, you can also try Hamadi Beach, approximately 770.9km (478.8miles) away from New Britain.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for New Britain?

The average water temperature around New Britain is extremely warm, around 29°C (84°F), with only little variations throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. Hence, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around New Britain. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very windy conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around New Britain can be very intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to New Britain?

Fishing and diving conditions stay very constant year round. The waters are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 26 and 31°C (78-87°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to New Britain: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about New Britain...

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