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 7th February 2023.
- yesterday: 19.07° C (66.33° F)
- a week ago: 20.77° C (69.39° 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 Altona on February 7th over the last 10 years is 21.17° C (70.1° F), with a low temperature of 19.44° C (66.99° F) and a high of 22.71° C (72.88° F).
Analysis and forecast for Altona water temperatures
The water temperature in Altona today is higher than the average temperature of 21.17° C (70.1° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 7th February 2022, was 21.69° C (71.04° F).
The chart and table below shows the change in water temperature in Altona over the last 30 days:
|Date||Temperature (Celsius)||Temperature (Fahrenheit)|
|February 7||21.59° C||70.86° F|
|February 6||19.07° C||66.33° F|
|February 6||19.07° C||66.33° F|
|February 5||19.12° C||66.42° F|
|February 4||19.54° C||67.17° F|
|February 3||19.99° C||67.98° F|
|February 2||20.38° C||68.68° F|
|February 1||20.58° C||69.04° F|
|January 31||20.77° C||69.39° F|
|January 30||20.51° C||68.92° F|
|January 29||20.89° C||69.6° F|
|January 28||21.55° C||70.79° F|
|January 27||21.6° C||70.88° F|
|January 26||21.15° C||70.07° F|
|January 25||21.21° C||70.18° F|
|January 24||21.23° C||70.21° F|
|January 23||21.3° C||70.34° F|
|January 22||20.73° C||69.31° F|
|January 21||20.51° C||68.92° F|
|January 20||20.63° C||69.13° F|
|January 19||20.79° C||69.42° F|
|January 18||21.3° C||70.34° F|
|January 17||22.15° C||71.87° F|
|January 16||21.91° C||71.44° F|
|January 15||21.6° C||70.88° F|
|January 14||21.9° C||71.42° F|
|January 13||21.17° C||70.11° F|
|January 12||20.55° C||68.99° F|
|January 11||20.42° C||68.76° F|
|January 10||20.18° C||68.32° 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
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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