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 14th April 2024.

29.08° C

(84.35° F)

  • yesterday: 29.13° C (84.44° F)
  • a week ago: 28.11° C (82.6° F)

This water temperature is comparable to that of a swimming pool, but it might be higher than most open water swimmers prefer for serious swimming. Make sure to drink plenty of water before and after swimming and don't wear a wetsuit to avoid overheating.

The average sea temperature for Airlie Beach on April 14th over the last 10 years is 27.06° C (80.7° F), with a low temperature of 25.61° C (78.1° F) and a high of 29.11° C (84.4° F).

Analysis and forecast for Airlie Beach water temperatures

The water temperature in Airlie Beach today is higher than the average temperature of 27.06° C (80.7° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 14th April 2023, was 29.11° C (84.4° 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)
April 14 29.08° C 84.35° F
April 13 29.13° C 84.44° F
April 12 27.94° C 82.29° F
April 11 28.1° C 82.58° F
April 10 28.22° C 82.8° F
April 9 28.53° C 83.35° F
April 8 28.21° C 82.78° F
April 7 28.11° C 82.6° F
April 6 27.75° C 81.95° F
April 5 27.9° C 82.22° F
April 4 27.8° C 82.04° F
April 3 27.74° C 81.93° F
April 2 27.77° C 81.99° F
April 1 27.7° C 81.86° F
March 31 27.85° C 82.13° F
March 30 28.02° C 82.44° F
March 29 27.98° C 82.36° F
March 28 27.99° C 82.38° F
March 27 28.02° C 82.44° F
March 26 28.04° C 82.47° F
March 25 28.12° C 82.62° F
March 24 28.05° C 82.49° F
March 23 27.97° C 82.35° F
March 22 28.13° C 82.63° F
March 21 28.27° C 82.89° F
March 20 28.32° C 82.98° F
March 19 28.44° C 83.19° F
March 18 28.45° C 83.21° F
March 17 28.45° C 83.21° F
March 16 28.46° C 83.23° F
March 15 28.54° C 83.37° 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 30.94° C (87.69° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 16.62° C (61.92° 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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