Nelson Bay Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

23.1°C / 73.5°F

The water will feel warm (balmy). Most people will be OK with just bathers / swimming costume at this temperature. If you intend to stay in the water for a while a thin shorty wetsuit will suffice.

Current weather

20°C / 67°F
(light rain)
Partly cloudy
Wind
4 mph
Humidity
84%

The measurements for the water temperature in Nelson Bay, New South Wales are provided by the daily satellite readings provided by the NOAA. The temperatures given are the sea surface temperature (SST) which is most relevant to recreational users.

Water temp by month

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly Nelson Bay water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Nelson Bay average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Nelson Bay
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 21.7 22.7 22.7 22.1 20.2 18.9 17.3 17.7 18 18.3 19.7 20.4
Max °C 26 25.9 25.7 24.4 23.8 21.9 21.1 20.5 20.9 21.2 23 25.5
Min °F 72.7 74.1 74.1 72.7 69.8 67.2 64.7 65 65.5 66.1 68.7 70.7
Max °F 77 77.3 77.1 75 73.4 70.2 68.5 67.8 68.4 69 72 75.8

The warmest water temperature is in February with an average around 75.7°F / 24.3°C. The coldest month is August with an average water temperature of 66.4°F / 19.1°C.


7 day tide forecast for Nelson Bay

ThuFriSatSunMonTueWed
  • High 04:21am
    (1.4m)
  • Low 11:19am
    (0.41m)
  • High 05:40pm
    (1.13m)
  • Low 11:02pm
    (0.6m)
  • High 05:13am
    (1.41m)
  • Low 11:54am
    (0.38m)
  • High 06:13pm
    (1.25m)
  • Low 11:53pm
    (0.55m)
  • High 05:57am
    (1.44m)
  • Low 12:25pm
    (0.36m)
  • High 06:44pm
    (1.39m)
  • Low 12:37am
    (0.49m)
  • High 06:37am
    (1.46m)
  • Low 12:55pm
    (0.33m)
  • High 07:15pm
    (1.51m)
  • Low 01:17am
    (0.43m)
  • High 07:14am
    (1.46m)
  • Low 01:26pm
    (0.32m)
  • High 07:46pm
    (1.61m)
  • Low 01:56am
    (0.39m)
  • High 07:52am
    (1.45m)
  • Low 01:56pm
    (0.32m)
  • High 08:18pm
    (1.69m)
  • Low 02:36am
    (0.36m)
  • High 08:30am
    (1.41m)
  • Low 02:27pm
    (0.33m)
  • High 08:51pm
    (1.74m)
7 day tide times for Nelson Bay

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest accurate location (Port Stephens, Australia) and may differ by up to half an hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.