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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Port Macquarie, Australia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Port Macquarie...

Port Macquarie is a coastal city in Australia. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 41491 people. The water temperature around Port Macquarie has average variability year round. The temperature ranges from 18.8°C (65.9°F) in September up to 25.8°C (78.5°F) in the month of January, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 22°C (72°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Port Macquarie 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 Port Macquarie?

The current water temperature in the month of February near Port Macquarie is approximately:
25°C (76°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Port Macquarie. The closest one is Town Beach, which is only 0.6km (0.4miles) away from Port Macquarie. Click here for more information on Town Beach and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Port Macquarie are North Wall, which is ca 0.6km (0.4miles) away, and Middles, located roughly 0.8km (0.5miles) from Port Macquarie.

Are there beaches close by?

No, not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Port Macquarie. The closest decent beach is Ninety Mile Beach, which is more than 1159.6km (720.2miles) away from Port Macquarie. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Bayleys Beach, 1206.9km (749.6miles) away from Port Macquarie.

What wetsuit is needed for Port Macquarie?

The water temperature around Port Macquarie is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (78°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a rashguard or light top might be required for sensitive people, but most people will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Port Macquarie. However, during August, September, and October, water temperatures reach lows of 19°C (66°F). During this time, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required 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 cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Port Macquarie?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 19 to 24°C (66-75°F) during August, September, and October. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during December, January, and February when water temperatures reach 21 to 26°C (69-78°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Port Macquarie: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Port Macquarie...

Do you know what the the city Cangas do Morrazo in Spain, the city Jenggawah in Indonesia, and the city Longueau in France have in common with Port Macquarie? Click on the links to find out...