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Stockton Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Newcastle, Australia)

Today's Stockton Beach sea temperature is 25.0 °C.

Statistics for 19 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 23.6 °C, range: 21.6 °C to 26.0 °C

Very warm in and out of the water temperature at Stockton Beach today, but forecast to be overcast. With sea temperatures of 25 °C and a wind chill of 22 °C, most surfers will choose a shorty, boardshorts or a summer suit.

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 Stockton 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.

Stockton Beach 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.

Stockton Beach 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 coldest on about the 16th of August, in the range 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F). Stockton Beach 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 coldest Stockton Beach sea water temperatures in the middle of August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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