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Forster Beach (Nambucca) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Port Macquarie, Australia)

Today's Forster Beach (Nambucca) sea temperature is 18.8 °C.

Statistics for 12 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 19.7 °C, range: 18.9 °C to 20.7 °C

The Forster Beach (Nambucca) water temperature is reasonably warm (18 °C) and the air temperature will similar (windchill forecast 15 °C). A good quality summer wetsuit would be ideal.

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)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Forster Beach (Nambucca). 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.

Forster Beach (Nambucca) 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.

Forster Beach (Nambucca) sea temperatures peak in the range 24 to 27°C (75 to 81°F) on around the 5th of February and are at their coldest on about the 16th of August, in the range 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Forster Beach (Nambucca) climb to their maximum at the beginning of February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The coldest Forster Beach (Nambucca) sea temperatures in the middle of August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Forster Beach (Nambucca) 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 Forster Beach (Nambucca). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.