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

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

Newtown is a coastal city in Australia. It is a rather small-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 13552 people. The water temperature around Newtown changes slightly during the year. 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 shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (68°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Newtown 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 Newtown?

The current water temperature in the month of August near Newtown is ca:
17°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Newtown. The closest one is Coogee Bombie, which is only 5.2km (3.3miles) away from Newtown. Click here for more information on Coogee Bombie and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Newtown are Tama Reef, which is ca 5.4km (3.3miles) away, and Mckenzies, located roughly 5.5km (3.4miles) from Newtown.

Are there white sand beaches close to Newtown?

Not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Newtown. The next good beach is Oreti Beach, which is more than 1187.6km (737.7miles) away from Newtown. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Golden Bay, which is approximately 1227km (762.1miles) away from Newtown.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Newtown?

The sea temperature around Newtown 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 thin top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or thin top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Newtown. However, during July, August, and September, temperatures drop down to approximately 17°C (62°F). During this season, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to Newtown?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F) during July, August, and September. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during winter when temperatures go up to 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Newtown: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Newtown...

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