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

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

Scarborough is a surf spot in Australia. The water temperature around Scarborough varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 17.7°C (63.8°F) in September up to 23.4°C (74.1°F) in the month of April, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (69°F) and the best time for water activities is spring, since Scarborough 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 Scarborough?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Scarborough is approximately:
23°C (74°F)

Are there any other surf spots close to Scarborough?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Scarborough. The closest one is Brighton Beach, which is only 0.4km (0.3miles) away from Scarborough. Click here to check out more information on Brighton Beach and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Scarborough is Trigg 3rds-Serpintine, which is 0.9km (0.6miles) away.

Are there beaches close to Scarborough?

No, not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Scarborough. The next good beach is Nihiwatu Beach, which is 1548.1km (961.6miles) away from Scarborough. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Mawun Beach, which is roughly 1589km (987miles) away from Scarborough.

What wetsuit is needed for Scarborough?

The water temperature at Scarborough is warm, reaching up to 23°C (74°F) in the months of March, April, and May. During this time, in the fall, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok without a rashguard or 1mm top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during August, September, and October, water temperatures drop down to roughly 18°C (64°F). During these months, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, 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 recommended to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Scarborough?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 18 to 23°C (64-73°F) during August, September, and October. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during spring when temperatures go up to 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Scarborough: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Scarborough...

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