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Lauderdale Point Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(East Coast of Tasmania, Australia)

Today's Lauderdale Point sea temperature is 19.8 °C.

Statistics for 27 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 15.2 °C, range: 13.3 °C to 16.8 °C

Don't be deceived by the very warm air temperatures as the water temperature at Lauderdale Point will be much cooler (19 °C). Most surfers would wear a good quality spring wetsuit. Cloudy, but feeling very pleasant out of the water.

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 Lauderdale Point. 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.

Lauderdale Point 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.

Lauderdale Point water temperatures peak in the range 14 to 17°C (57 to 63°F) on around the 14th of February and are at their lowest on about the 23rd of August, in the range 11 to 13°C (52 to 55°F). The warmest seasonal water temperatures at Lauderdale Point in mid February lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. At its lowest in the fourth week of August, low water temperatures at Lauderdale Point 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 Lauderdale Point 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 Lauderdale Point. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.