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Merewether – Ladies Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Newcastle, Australia)

Today's Merewether - Ladies sea temperature is 25.0 °C.

Statistics for 21 Mar (1981–2005) – mean: 23.5 °C, range: 22.1 °C to 24.7 °C

Sunny with warm air temperatures at Merewether - Ladies today (feels like 22 °C once we account for wind), and warmer sea temperatures (25 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or perhaps a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

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 Merewether - Ladies. 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.

Merewether - Ladies 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.

Merewether - Ladies sea water temperatures peak in the range 23 to 26°C (73 to 79°F) on around the 29th of January and are at their lowest on about the 18th of July, in the range 16 to 21°C (61 to 70°F). Merewether - Ladies sea water temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in late January. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The lowest Merewether - Ladies sea water temperatures in the third week of July require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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