Jakes Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Western Australia – North West)
Today's Jakes sea temperature is 23.4 °C.
Statistics for 24 May (1981–2005)
– mean: 23.6 °C,
range: 22.4 °C
to 25.5 °C
Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 22 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (23 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or bette still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.
Map of current Australia
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Australia
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies
(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)
(click thumbnails to expand)
Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Jakes. 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.
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.
Jakes sea temperatures peak in the range 22 to 27°C (72 to 81°F) on around the 11th of April and are at their coldest on about the 22nd of September, in the range 19 to 21°C (66 to 70°F). Jakes 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 coldest Jakes sea temperatures in the second half of September require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Jakes 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 Jakes. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has stated that a magnitude 8.2 Earthquake beneath the Sea of Okhosk did not generate a destructive Tsunami. However, we suggest that local interests also listen for statements from the Japan Meteorological Agency, located much closer to the source.