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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near St Helens, Australia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about St Helens...

St Helens is a coastal city in Australia. It is a fairly small-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 2000 people. The water temperature around St Helens varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 12°C (53.7°F) in September up to 18.2°C (64.7°F) in the month of January, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since St Helens 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 St Helens?

The current water temperature in the month of August near St Helens is ca:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to St Helens. The closest decent spot is Carparks, which is 37.9km (23.8miles) away from St Helens. Click here to check out more information on Carparks and its water temperature. Other surfspots near St Helens are Governors Island, which is roughly 38.4km (23.8miles) away, and Devonport Rivermouth, located approximately 98km (60.9miles) from St Helens.

Are there sandy beaches close to St Helens?

Not too many beaches are located near to St Helens. One that might be worth checking out is Oreti Beach, which is almost 1015.7km (630.8miles) away from St Helens. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Tunnel Beach, approximately 1114.5km (692.2miles) away from St Helens.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for St Helens?

The sea temperature around St Helens is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (65°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around St Helens. However, during early fall, water temperatures reach lows of 12°C (54°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to St Helens?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during fall. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during December, January, and February when water temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to St Helens: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about St Helens...

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