Ardrossan Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Ardrossan right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Ardrossan, Australia on 29th February 2024.

22.07° C

(71.73° F)

  • yesterday: 22.27° C (72.09° F)
  • a week ago: 23.43° C (74.17° 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 Ardrossan on February 29th over the last 10 years is 21.39° C (70.51° F), with a low temperature of 20.66° C (69.19° F) and a high of 22.5° C (72.5° F).

Analysis and forecast for Ardrossan water temperatures

The water temperature in Ardrossan today is higher than the average temperature of 21.39° C (70.51° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 1st March 2023, was 22.08° C (71.74° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
February 29 22.07° C 71.73° F
February 28 22.27° C 72.09° F
February 27 23.41° C 74.14° F
February 26 22.82° C 73.08° F
February 25 23.16° C 73.69° F
February 24 22.72° C 72.9° F
February 23 22.86° C 73.15° F
February 22 23.43° C 74.17° F
February 21 23.37° C 74.07° F
February 20 22.87° C 73.17° F
February 19 23.08° C 73.54° F
February 18 22.82° C 73.08° F
February 17 22.67° C 72.81° F
February 16 22.51° C 72.52° F
February 15 22.43° C 72.37° F
February 14 22.45° C 72.41° F
February 13 22.86° C 73.15° F
February 12 23.03° C 73.45° F
February 11 22.7° C 72.86° F
February 10 22.3° C 72.14° F
February 9 22.15° C 71.87° F
February 8 22.12° C 71.82° F
February 7 22.22° C 72° F
February 6 22.37° C 72.27° F
February 5 22.68° C 72.82° F
February 4 23.14° C 73.65° F
February 3 22.93° C 73.27° F
February 2 22.34° C 72.21° F
February 1 22.02° C 71.64° F
January 31 22.09° C 71.76° F
January 30 22.27° C 72.09° 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 Ardrossan by month

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

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

Ardrossan map and nearby water temperatures

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.49° C (88.69° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 16.88° C (62.39° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Ardrossan?

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