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

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

Sydney is a coastal city in Australia. It is a comparatively big coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 4627345 people. The water temperature around Sydney has slight variability year round. The temperature ranges from 16.9°C (62.5°F) in August up to 23.2°C (73.8°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (68°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Sydney 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 Sydney?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters close to Sydney is approximately:
22°C (72°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Sydney. The nearest one is Balmoral point, which is 4.1km (2.7miles) away from Sydney. Click here for more information on Balmoral point and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Sydney are South Bondi, which is ca 4.3km (2.7miles) away, and Tama Reef, located ca 4.3km (2.7miles) from Sydney.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are near to Sydney. A beach that might be worth checking out is Oreti Beach, which is more than 1188.2km (738miles) away from Sydney. If you have some extra time, you can also try Golden Bay, 1226.3km (761.7miles) away from Sydney.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Sydney?

The water temperature around Sydney is warm, reaching up to 23°C (74°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late summer, temperatures reach lows of approximately 17°C (62°F). During these months, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Sydney?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F) during summer. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during January, February, and March when sea temperatures reach 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Sydney: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Sydney...

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