Altona Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Altona right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Altona, Australia on 29th November 2021.

18.47° C

(65.24° F)

  • yesterday: 16.88° C (62.38° F)
  • a week ago: 15.95° C (60.71° F)

At this temperature, water will feel cold compared to a swimming pool, but with a bit of experience and practice most people will find the water relatively comfortable to swim in.

The average sea temperature for Altona on November 29th over the last 10 years is 17.94° C (64.29° F), with a low temperature of 16.74° C (62.13° F) and a high of 20.4° C (68.72° F).

Analysis and forecast for Altona water temperatures

The water temperature in Altona today is higher than the average temperature of 17.94° C (64.29° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 29th November 2020, was 18.55° C (65.39° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
November 29 18.47° C 65.24° F
November 28 16.88° C 62.38° F
November 28 16.88° C 62.38° F
November 27 16.67° C 62.01° F
November 26 16.77° C 62.19° F
November 25 17.65° C 63.77° F
November 24 17.38° C 63.28° F
November 23 17.66° C 63.79° F
November 22 15.95° C 60.71° F
November 21 15.92° C 60.66° F
November 20 15.72° C 60.3° F
November 19 15.51° C 59.92° F
November 18 15.56° C 60.01° F
November 17 15.62° C 60.12° F
November 16 15.48° C 59.86° F
November 15 15.53° C 59.95° F
November 14 15.71° C 60.28° F
November 13 15.91° C 60.64° F
November 12 16.18° C 61.12° F
November 11 16.48° C 61.66° F
November 10 16.58° C 61.84° F
November 9 16.51° C 61.72° F
November 8 16.65° C 61.97° F
November 7 16.5° C 61.7° F
November 6 16.41° C 61.54° F
November 5 16.36° C 61.45° F
November 4 16.04° C 60.87° F
November 3 15.87° C 60.57° F
November 2 15.84° C 60.51° F
November 1 15.73° C 60.31° 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 Altona by month

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

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

Altona map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Altona

The highest temperature in Australia today is 32.18° C (89.92° F) in Stuart Park. The lowest is in Berriedale, where the temperature of the water is 13.15° C (55.66° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Altona?

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