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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near St Kilda West, Australia

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

St Kilda West is a coastal city in Australia. It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 3075 people. The water temperature around St Kilda West varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 12.4°C (54.3°F) in August up to 18.9°C (66.1°F) in the month of January, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (60°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since St Kilda West 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 Kilda West?

The current water temperature in the month of May near St Kilda West is about:
15°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to St Kilda West. A spot that might be worth checking out is Quarantines, which is just 35.2km (22.3miles) away from St Kilda West. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Quarantines and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near St Kilda West are Spooks, which is approximately 35.8km (22.3miles) away, and Portsea Back Beach, located approximately 35.9km (22.3miles) from St Kilda West.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are in proximity to St Kilda West. The next good one is Oreti Beach, which is almost 1256.4km (780.3miles) away from St Kilda West. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Tunnel Beach, which is 1345.9km (836miles) away from St Kilda West.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for St Kilda West?

The water temperature around St Kilda West is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around St Kilda West. However, during July, August, and September, temperatures come down to roughly 12°C (54°F). During this season, 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 ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to St Kilda West?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during December, January, and February when temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to St Kilda West: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about St Kilda West...

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