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Bushrangers Bay water temperature
Bushrangers Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.4

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Bushrangers Bay Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Mornington Peninsula, Australia)

Today's Bushrangers Bay sea temperature is 17.7 °C.

Statistics for 12 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 16.8 °C, range: 14.8 °C to 18.1 °C

The water temperature (17 °C) at Bushrangers 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 14 °C.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Bushrangers 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.

Bushrangers Bay 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.

Bushrangers Bay sea water temperatures peak in the range 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F) on around the 28th of February and are at their coldest on about the 15th of August, in the range 12 to 13°C (54 to 55°F). The maximum seasonal sea water temperatures at Bushrangers Bay in the fourth week of February lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The coldest sea water temperatures at Bushrangers Bay in mid 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 Bushrangers 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 Bushrangers Bay. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.