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Botany Bay water temperature
Botany Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Botany Bay Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands)

Today's Botany Bay sea temperature is 28.4 °C.

Statistics for 23 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 28.5 °C, range: 27.5 °C to 29.4 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 27 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (28 °C) very warm too. Staying comfortable in the water at Botany Bay won't be a problem, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.

US Virgin Islands Sea Water Temperature

Map of current US Virgin Islands
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
US Virgin Islands Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current US Virgin Islands
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Botany Bay. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Botany Bay Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Botany Bay water temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 1st of September and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 25 to 26°C (77 to 79°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Botany Bay mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Botany Bay can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Botany Bay. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.