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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Rolleston, New Zealand

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

Rolleston is a coastal city in New Zealand. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 3124 people. The water temperature around Rolleston varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 9.5°C (49.2°F) in August up to 16.3°C (61.4°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (55°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Rolleston 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 Rolleston?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters close to Rolleston is approximately:
10°C (49°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Rolleston. The closest one is Lone Pine-Brighton, which is only 18.3km (11.4miles) away from Rolleston. Click here to check out more information on Lone Pine-Brighton and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Rolleston are New Brighton, which is ca 18.3km (11.4miles) away, and Eddies-South Shore, located ca 18.9km (11.8miles) from Rolleston.

Are there beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are located in proximity to Rolleston. A beach that might be worth checking out is Boulder Beach, which is more than 150.1km (93.2miles) away from Rolleston. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit St Clair and St Kilda Beaches, approximately 184km (114.3miles) away from Rolleston.

What wetsuit is needed for Rolleston?

The water temperature around Rolleston is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Rolleston. Nevertheless, during late summer, water temperatures cool down to 10°C (49°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Rolleston?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 10 to 15°C (49-58°F) during summer. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during winter when sea temperatures go up to 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Rolleston: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Rolleston...

Do you know what the the city Serralunga dAlba in Italy, the city Barcena de Pie de Concha in Spain, and the city Shanggan in China have in common with Rolleston? Click on the links to find out...