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Bruny Island – Cloudy Bay Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(East Coast of Tasmania, Australia)

Today's Bruny Island - Cloudy Bay sea temperature is 15.8 °C.

Statistics for 05 Feb (1981–2005) – mean: 14.9 °C, range: 13.0 °C to 16.6 °C

The water temperature (15 °C) at Bruny Island - Cloudy Bay is quite cool. If the sun shines as we have forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good spring wetsuit. Effective windchill factor of (15 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

Australia Sea Water Temperature

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

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 Bruny Island - Cloudy 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.

Bruny Island - Cloudy Bay 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.

Bruny Island - Cloudy Bay sea water temperatures peak in the range 14 to 16°C (57 to 61°F) on around the 13th of February and are at their minimum on about the 8th of August, in the range 11 to 13°C (52 to 55°F). The highest seasonal sea water temperatures at Bruny Island - Cloudy Bay in the third week of February lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. At its minimum in early to mid August, low sea water temperatures at Bruny Island - Cloudy Bay are suited to a 5/4mm or 5/3mm good quality wetsuit with neoprene gloves and 3mm boots. You will need a hood if it's windy or the air is cold.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Bruny Island - Cloudy 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 Bruny Island - Cloudy Bay. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.