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Kingston water temperature
Kingston ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.9

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Kingston Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Norfolk Island, Australia)

Today's Kingston sea temperature is 21.1 °C.

Statistics for 26 May (1981–2005) – mean: 20.7 °C, range: 19.6 °C to 22.2 °C

Warm in and out of the water temperature at Kingston today, but forecast to be overcast. With sea temperatures of 21 °C and a wind chill of 21 °C, most surfers will choose a shorty or a summer suit or 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)

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

Kingston 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.

Kingston sea water temperatures peak in the range 23 to 26°C (73 to 79°F) on around the 7th of February and are at their coldest on about the 12th of August, in the range 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F). Kingston sea water temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in the first part of February. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The coldest Kingston sea water temperatures in the second week of August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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