Venus Bay Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Eyre Peninsula, Australia)
- Weather State
- Spot Info
Today's Venus Bay sea temperature is 17.1 °C.
Statistics for 30 Apr (1981–2005)
– mean: 18.4 °C,
range: 17.4 °C
to 19.2 °C
The water temperature (17 °C) at Venus Bay is relatively warm. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a summer wetsuit. Effective air temperature of 15 °C.
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)
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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Venus Bay. 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.
Venus Bay water temperatures peak in the range 19 to 21°C (66 to 70°F) on around the 1st of March and are at their coldest on about the 1st of September, in the range 15 to 16°C (59 to 61°F). The highest Venus Bay water temperatures at the beginning of March require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The coldest seasonal water temperatures at Venus Bay at the beginning of September lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Venus Bay 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 Venus Bay. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
Do you have old images of surf? Simply upload them to the photo gallery and we will search our vast archive of forecasts and display the open water swell sizes, directions and periods, as well as wind and tide at the time of the image. It's a really useful way of knowing what to look for in the forecast tables.