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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Red Hill, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Red Hill...

Red Hill is a coastal city in New Zealand. It is a comparatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 2556 people. The water temperature around Red Hill changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 14.6°C (58.3°F) in August up to 21.8°C (71.3°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Red Hill 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 Red Hill?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters close to Red Hill is approximately:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Red Hill. A spot that might be worth checking out is Waiheke Is, which is about 19.8km (13.2miles) away from Red Hill. Click here for more information on Waiheke Is and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Red Hill are Takapuna, which is ca 21.2km (13.2miles) away, and Karioitahi, located roughly 23.3km (14.5miles) from Red Hill.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to Red Hill. A good beach nearby is Whatipu, which is 24.3km (15.1miles) away from Red Hill. Another beach near Red Hill is Karekare, approximately 27.5km (17.1miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Red Hill?

The water temperature around Red Hill is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm 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 surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Red Hill. However, during July, August, and September, temperatures drop down to roughly 15°C (58°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Red Hill?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during January, February, and March when temperatures range from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Red Hill: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Red Hill...

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