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Bowes Rivermouth water temperature
Bowes Rivermouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Bowes Rivermouth Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North West WA, Australia)

Today's Bowes Rivermouth sea temperature is 20.3 °C.

Statistics for 20 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 19.9 °C, range: 19.0 °C to 21.1 °C

The water temperature (20 °C) at Bowes Rivermouth is warm and the air temperature should feel similar (windchill forecast 18 °C). If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a shorty or a summer wetsuit.

Australia Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Australia
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Australia Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Australia
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 Bowes Rivermouth. 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.

Bowes Rivermouth Water Temperature Graph

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

Bowes Rivermouth sea temperatures peak in the range 22 to 26°C (72 to 79°F) on around the 11th of April and are at their minimum on about the 11th of September, in the range 18 to 21°C (64 to 70°F). Bowes Rivermouth sea temperatures are always warm reach their warmest in the second week of April. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The minimum Bowes Rivermouth sea temperatures in the second week of September require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Bowes Rivermouth 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 Bowes Rivermouth. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.