Adelaide Sea Temperature

Looking to find out what the sea water temperature in Adelaide is for today and the next few days? Below are data and charts that will give you information about sea temperatures in Adelaide and nearby locations.

Water temperature in Adelaide right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Adelaide, Australia on 2nd October 2022.

14.37° C

(57.86° F)

  • yesterday: 14.83° C (58.69° F)
  • a week ago: 14.42° C (57.96° F)

Water at this temperature is cold and will feel very cold initially, but the body will get used to it and longer swims are possible. Experienced swimmers can manage several hours of swimming, however hypothermia is still a very big risk.

The average sea temperature for Adelaide on October 2nd over the last 10 years is 15.06° C (59.1° F), with a low temperature of 13.77° C (56.79° F) and a high of 16.08° C (60.94° F).

Analysis and forecast for Adelaide water temperatures

The water temperature in Adelaide today is lower than the average temperature of 15.06° C (59.1° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 2nd October 2021, was 14.34° C (57.81° F).

The chart and table below shows the change in water temperature in Adelaide over the last 30 days:

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
October 2 14.37° C 57.86° F
October 1 14.83° C 58.69° F
October 1 14.83° C 58.69° F
September 30 14.32° C 57.78° F
September 29 14.25° C 57.65° F
September 28 14.22° C 57.6° F
September 27 14.17° C 57.51° F
September 26 14.14° C 57.45° F
September 25 14.42° C 57.96° F
September 24 14.46° C 58.03° F
September 23 14.31° C 57.76° F
September 22 14.38° C 57.88° F
September 21 14.08° C 57.34° F
September 20 14.06° C 57.31° F
September 19 14.12° C 57.42° F
September 18 13.78° C 56.8° F
September 17 13.76° C 56.77° F
September 16 13.91° C 57.04° F
September 15 14.02° C 57.24° F
September 14 14.01° C 57.22° F
September 13 14° C 57.2° F
September 12 13.86° C 56.95° F
September 11 13.67° C 56.61° F
September 10 13.6° C 56.48° F
September 9 13.55° C 56.39° F
September 8 13.61° C 56.5° F
September 7 13.51° C 56.32° F
September 6 13.5° C 56.3° F
September 5 13.35° C 56.03° F
September 4 13.23° C 55.81° F

The actual nearshore temperatures may vary by several degrees and this can also be heavily affected by weather. Strong winds can cause cold, deep waters to replace the surface waters that had been warmed by the sun, and heavy rain can also reduce the temperature of the sea surface temperature as well.

Water temperature in Adelaide by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Adelaide.

For more detailed information on how the sea temperature in Adelaide changes for each month of the year, choose from the months below.

Adelaide map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Adelaide

The highest temperature in Australia today is 28.37° C (83.06° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Flinders Island, where the temperature of the water is 12.05° C (53.68° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Adelaide?

The ocean covers about 71% of the Earth's surface, and scientists record the sea surface temperature (SST) of locations such as Adelaide because they want to understand and learn how the ocean communicates with the atomosphere of Earth.

SST is one measure that provides information on the global climate, and it can be used to predict the weather in Adelaide as well as atmospheric model simulations and to study marine ecosystems in the area.

Data source and citation

Raw data for the calculations made to find the sea surface temperature in Adelaide comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and their 1/4° daily Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature.

The water temperature data is constructed by combining observations from different platforms (satellites, ships, buoys, and Argo floats) on a regular global grid. A spatially complete sea surface temperature map is then built by interpolating to fill in gaps in the data.

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