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Pohara Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Nelson – Tasman Bay, New Zealand)

Today's Pohara Beach sea temperature is 22.1 °C.

Statistics for 20 Feb (1981–2005) – mean: 18.3 °C, range: 16.9 °C to 19.9 °C

The Pohara Beach water temperature is warm (22 °C) and the air temperature not too different (windchill forecast 17 °C). A good quality summer wetsuit would be ideal though a shorty will suffice.

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)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Pohara Beach. 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.

Pohara Beach 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.

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