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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Wilkes Passage, Fiji

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Wilkes Passage...

Wilkes Passage is a surf spot in Fiji. The water temperature around Wilkes Passage is nearly steady year round. The temperature ranges from 25.9°C (78.6°F) in September up to 29.5°C (85°F) in the month of March, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (81°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Wilkes Passage 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 Wilkes Passage?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Wilkes Passage is ca:
29°C (85°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Wilkes Passage. The nearest one is Namotu Lefts, which is just 0.7km (0.5miles) away from Wilkes Passage. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Namotu Lefts and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Wilkes Passage is Cloudbreak, which is roughly 3.3km (2miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are close to Wilkes Passage. The closest decent one is Ninety Mile Beach, which is almost 1190.9km (739.7miles) away from Wilkes Passage. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Matapouri, approximately 1233.9km (766.4miles) away from Wilkes Passage.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Wilkes Passage?

The average sea temperature at Wilkes Passage is extremely warm, around 27°C (81°F), with no significant variations throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to sea temperatures in December and January. Because of this, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Wilkes Passage. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very windy conditions and for sun protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Wilkes Passage can be particularly intense.

How is the diving and fishing close to Wilkes Passage?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions change very little year round. The waters are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (76-85°F). The following fish can often be found in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Wilkes Passage: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Wilkes Passage...

Do you know what the the city Polong Norte in the Philippines, the city Mountville in the United States, and the city Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue in the France have in common with Wilkes Passage? Click on the links to find out...