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

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

Rutherford is a coastal city in Australia. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 10182 people. The water temperature around Rutherford varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 17.9°C (64.2°F) in September up to 23.4°C (74.1°F) in the month of March, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 21°C (69°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Rutherford 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 Rutherford?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Rutherford is approximately:
21°C (70°F)

Are there surf spots close to Rutherford?

There are not too many surf spots close to Rutherford. The closest decent spot is Stockton beach, which is 19.6km (12.8miles) away from Rutherford. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Stockton beach and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Rutherford are Pogos, which is ca 20.6km (12.8miles) away, and Merewether, located roughly 20.7km (12.8miles) from Rutherford.

Are there beaches near Rutherford?

No, not too many beaches are located near to Rutherford. A good beach nearby is Ninety Mile Beach, which is more than 1223.1km (759.7miles) away from Rutherford. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Oreti Beach, roughly 1237.5km (768.6miles) away from Rutherford.

What wetsuit is recommended for Rutherford?

The water temperature around Rutherford is warm, reaching up to 23°C (74°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine without a rashguard or thin top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during early fall, water temperatures come down to 18°C (64°F). During this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required 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 very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Rutherford?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 18 to 23°C (64-73°F) during August, September, and October. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during spring when water temperatures go up to 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Rutherford: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Rutherford...

Do you know what the the city Campo di Carne in Italy, the city Bakio in Spain, and the city Drogenbos in Belgium have in common with Rutherford? Click on the links to find out...