Airlie Beach Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Airlie Beach right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Airlie Beach, Australia on 31st May 2023.

24.78° C

(76.6° F)

  • yesterday: 24.87° C (76.76° F)
  • a week ago: 23.97° C (75.15° F)

Water at this temperature is very pleasant to swim in and if you tend to wear a wetsuit when swimming, you might consider removing it now to avoid the body overheating.

The average sea temperature for Airlie Beach on May 31st over the last 10 years is 24.15° C (75.47° F), with a low temperature of 22.98° C (73.36° F) and a high of 25.91° C (78.64° F).

Analysis and forecast for Airlie Beach water temperatures

The water temperature in Airlie Beach today is higher than the average temperature of 24.15° C (75.47° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 31st May 2022, was 24.83° C (76.69° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
May 31 24.78° C 76.6° F
May 30 24.87° C 76.76° F
May 29 23.82° C 74.88° F
May 28 23.98° C 75.16° F
May 27 23.88° C 74.98° F
May 26 24.06° C 75.31° F
May 25 23.9° C 75.02° F
May 24 23.97° C 75.15° F
May 23 23.99° C 75.18° F
May 22 24.06° C 75.31° F
May 21 24.12° C 75.42° F
May 20 24.23° C 75.61° F
May 19 24.29° C 75.72° F
May 18 24.38° C 75.88° F
May 17 24.59° C 76.26° F
May 16 24.81° C 76.66° F
May 15 24.66° C 76.39° F
May 14 24.57° C 76.23° F
May 13 24.91° C 76.84° F
May 12 25.08° C 77.14° F
May 11 25.19° C 77.34° F
May 10 25.37° C 77.67° F
May 9 25.55° C 77.99° F
May 8 25.77° C 78.39° F
May 7 25.96° C 78.73° F
May 6 26.09° C 78.96° F
May 5 26.22° C 79.2° F
May 4 26.35° C 79.43° F
May 3 26.44° C 79.59° F
May 2 26.53° C 79.75° F
May 1 26.56° C 79.81° 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 Airlie Beach by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Airlie Beach.

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

Airlie Beach map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Airlie Beach

The highest temperature in Australia today is 29.65° C (85.36° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 14.19° C (57.54° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Airlie Beach?

The ocean covers about 71% of the Earth's surface, and scientists record the sea surface temperature (SST) of locations such as Airlie Beach 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 Airlie Beach 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 Airlie Beach 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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