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 2nd December 2023.

28.05° C

(82.49° F)

  • yesterday: 28.13° C (82.63° F)
  • a week ago: 27.1° C (80.78° 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 December 2nd over the last 10 years is 27.75° C (81.95° F), with a low temperature of 27.14° C (80.85° F) and a high of 28.92° C (84.06° F).

Analysis and forecast for Airlie Beach water temperatures

The water temperature in Airlie Beach today is higher than the average temperature of 27.75° C (81.95° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 2nd December 2022, was 28.08° C (82.54° 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)
December 2 28.05° C 82.49° F
December 1 28.13° C 82.63° F
November 30 27.9° C 82.22° F
November 29 27.72° C 81.9° F
November 28 27.52° C 81.54° F
November 27 26.58° C 79.84° F
November 26 27.02° C 80.64° F
November 25 27.1° C 80.78° F
November 24 27.1° C 80.78° F
November 23 27.05° C 80.69° F
November 22 26.83° C 80.29° F
November 21 26.71° C 80.08° F
November 20 26.72° C 80.1° F
November 19 26.57° C 79.83° F
November 18 26.44° C 79.59° F
November 17 26.3° C 79.34° F
November 16 26.22° C 79.2° F
November 15 26.16° C 79.09° F
November 14 26.05° C 78.89° F
November 13 25.98° C 78.76° F
November 12 25.96° C 78.73° F
November 11 25.98° C 78.76° F
November 10 25.97° C 78.75° F
November 9 25.97° C 78.75° F
November 8 25.99° C 78.78° F
November 7 25.95° C 78.71° F
November 6 25.91° C 78.64° F
November 5 25.86° C 78.55° F
November 4 25.73° C 78.31° F
November 3 25.57° C 78.03° F
November 2 25.5° C 77.9° 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 31.27° C (88.28° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 12.77° C (54.98° 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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