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Port Macquarie-Town Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Port Macquarie, Australia)

Today's Port Macquarie-Town Beach sea temperature is 26.0 °C.

Statistics for 30 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 24.6 °C, range: 23.5 °C to 26.0 °C

Very warm air temperatures and very warm water(26 °C) too at Port Macquarie-Town Beach, warm enough for wearing board shorts and a rash vest in the surf. Cloudy, but feeling very pleasant in and 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)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Port Macquarie-Town Beach. 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.

Port Macquarie-Town Beach 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.

Port Macquarie-Town Beach sea temperatures peak in the range 23 to 26°C (73 to 79°F) on around the 2nd of February and are at their lowest on about the 16th of August, in the range 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F). Port Macquarie-Town Beach sea temperatures are always warm reach their highest in early February. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The lowest Port Macquarie-Town Beach sea temperatures in the middle of August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Port Macquarie-Town Beach 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 Port Macquarie-Town Beach. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.