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

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

Townsville is a coastal city in Australia. It is a fairly mid-size city close to the ocean with a population of 196219 people. The water temperature around Townsville varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 22.7°C (72.9°F) in July up to 30.1°C (86.2°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 26°C (79°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Townsville 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 Townsville?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters near Townsville is about:
24°C (76°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are in close proximity to Townsville. A spot that might be worth checking out is Farnborough, which is almost 361km (224.2miles) away from Townsville. Click here for directions and for more information on Farnborough and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing The Springs, which is roughly 471.5km (292.8miles) away from Townsville. Another surfspot is The Springs, located 471.5km (292.8miles) from Townsville.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

Not many beaches are near to Townsville. The next good beach is Holtekamp Beach, which is 1222.8km (759.5miles) away from Townsville. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Hamadi Beach, 1227.9km (762.7miles) away from Townsville.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Townsville?

The sea temperature around Townsville is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Townsville. Nevertheless, during June, July, and August, temperatures reach lows of roughly 23°C (73°F). During these months, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine without a rashguard or 1mm top . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Townsville?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 23 to 28°C (73-82°F) during June, July, and August. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during winter when sea temperatures reach 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Townsville: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Townsville...

Do you know what the the city Waipahu in the United States, the city Konosu in the Japan, and the city Alangalang in the Philippines have in common with Townsville? Click on the links to find out...