Napier - Marine Parade water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

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Napier – Marine Parade Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Hawkes Bay, New Zealand)

Today's Napier - Marine Parade sea temperature is 15.8 °C.

Statistics for 28 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 16.0 °C, range: 14.7 °C to 17.0 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feels like 21 °C) at Napier - Marine Parade, yet the sea remains several degrees colder than the air. Most surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

New Zealand Sea Water Temperature

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

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.

Napier - Marine Parade 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.

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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