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Jakes Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North West WA, Australia)

Today's Jakes sea temperature is 24.0 °C.

Statistics for 27 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 23.0 °C, range: 22.1 °C to 24.9 °C

A hot sunny day, feeling like 34 °C even after we account for wind, and warm water temperature (24 °C) too at Jakes. Surfers may need a thin summer wetsuit or at least a rash vest to block the UV. Otherwise, warm enough for just board shorts.

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 Jakes. 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.

Jakes 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.

Jakes sea water temperatures peak in the range 22 to 27°C (72 to 81°F) on around the 11th of April and are at their minimum on about the 22nd of September, in the range 19 to 21°C (66 to 70°F). Jakes sea water temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in the second week of April. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The minimum Jakes sea water temperatures in the second half of September require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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