Napier – Marine Parade Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Hawkes Bay, New Zealand)
- Weather State
- Spot Info
Today's Napier - Marine Parade sea temperature is -1.5 °C.
Statistics for 31 May (1981–2005)
– mean: 15.1 °C,
range: 14.2 °C
to 16.4 °C
The Napier - Marine Parade water temperature (-1 °C) is close to freezing. Although it will be cloudy today, air temperatures will be relatively mild, feeling more like (12 °C). Surfers will need a great quality winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and neoprene boots.
Map of current New Zealand
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current New Zealand
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 Napier - Marine Parade. 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.
Napier - Marine Parade sea water temperatures peak in the range 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F) on around the 9th of February and are at their coldest on about the 28th of August, in the range 12 to 14°C (54 to 57°F). The highest Napier - Marine Parade sea water temperatures in early to mid February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The coldest sea water temperatures at Napier - Marine Parade in the fourth week of August are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Napier - Marine Parade 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 Napier - Marine Parade. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
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