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Makuti Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(New Georgia, Solomon Islands)

Today's Makuti sea temperature is 30.5 °C.

Statistics for 27 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 29.7 °C, range: 28.9 °C to 30.7 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 28 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (30 °C) very warm too. Staying comfortable in the water at Makuti won't be a problem, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.

Solomon Islands Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Solomon Islands
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 Makuti. 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.

Makuti 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.

Makuti sea water temperatures peak in the range 29 to 31°C (84 to 88°F) on around the 15th of January and are at their lowest on about the 22nd of August, in the range 26 to 29°C (79 to 84°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Makuti mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year

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