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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Raglan-Whale Bay, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Raglan-Whale Bay...

Raglan-Whale Bay is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Raglan-Whale Bay changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 13°C (55.3°F) in August up to 21.1°C (70°F) in the month of January, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Raglan-Whale Bay 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 at Raglan-Whale Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Raglan-Whale Bay is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Raglan-Whale Bay. The closest one is Raglan-Indicators, which is 0.3km (0.2miles) away from Raglan-Whale Bay. Click here for more information on Raglan-Indicators and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Raglan-Whale Bay is Raglan-Manu Bay, which is 0.9km (0.5miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches located close to Raglan-Whale Bay?

There are not many beaches near to Raglan-Whale Bay. A beach that might be worth checking out is Whatipu, which is 57km (35.4miles) away from Raglan-Whale Bay. Another beach near Raglan-Whale Bay is Karekare, 60.4km (37.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Raglan-Whale Bay?

The sea temperature at Raglan-Whale Bay is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late summer, water temperatures cool down to nearly 13°C (55°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Raglan-Whale Bay?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. 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. However, the conditions change during December, January, and February when water temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Raglan-Whale Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Raglan-Whale Bay...

Do you know what the the city Cresserons in France, the city Port Townsend in United States, and Southwest Pacific Basin have in common with Raglan-Whale Bay? Click on the links to find out...