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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near St Clair and St Kilda Beaches, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about St Clair and St Kilda Beaches...

St Clair and St Kilda Beaches is a beach in New Zealand. The water temperature around St Clair and St Kilda Beaches has slight variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 8.2°C (46.7°F) in July up to 14.6°C (58.3°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since St Clair and St Kilda Beaches 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 St Clair and St Kilda Beaches?

The current water temperature in the month of December at St Clair and St Kilda Beaches is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to St Clair and St Kilda Beaches. The nearest one is Saint clair beach, which is only 1.3km (2.9miles) away from St Clair and St Kilda Beaches. Click here for directions and for more information on Saint clair beach and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near St Clair and St Kilda Beaches are Blackhead, which is 4.7km (2.9miles) away, and Brighton, located ca 9km (5.6miles) from St Clair and St Kilda Beaches.

Are there any other beaches near by?

There are a few beaches close to St Clair and St Kilda Beaches. The closest one is Tunnel Beach, which is only 2.9km (1.8miles) away from St Clair and St Kilda Beaches. Another gorgeous beach near St Clair and St Kilda Beaches is Oreti Beach, which is approximately 114.8km (71.3miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for St Clair and St Kilda Beaches?

The sea temperature at St Clair and St Kilda Beaches is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (58°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at St Clair and St Kilda Beaches. However, during June, July, and August, water temperatures cool down to 8°C (47°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people 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 better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near St Clair and St Kilda Beaches?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during June, July, and August. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during January, February, and March when temperatures go up to 10 to 15°C (49-58°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to St Clair and St Kilda Beaches: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about St Clair and St Kilda Beaches...

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