Ballina Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Ballina right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Ballina, Australia on 30th March 2023.

25.71° C

(78.28° F)

  • yesterday: 25.75° C (78.35° F)
  • a week ago: 26.62° C (79.92° 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 Ballina on March 30th over the last 10 years is 26.03° C (78.85° F), with a low temperature of 25.34° C (77.61° F) and a high of 26.81° C (80.26° F).

Analysis and forecast for Ballina water temperatures

The water temperature in Ballina today is lower than the average temperature of 26.03° C (78.85° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 30th March 2022, was 25.68° C (78.22° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
March 30 25.71° C 78.28° F
March 29 25.75° C 78.35° F
March 28 26.9° C 80.42° F
March 27 26.97° C 80.55° F
March 26 26.82° C 80.28° F
March 25 26.69° C 80.04° F
March 24 26.89° C 80.4° F
March 23 26.62° C 79.92° F
March 22 26.8° C 80.24° F
March 21 26.72° C 80.1° F
March 20 26.75° C 80.15° F
March 19 26.49° C 79.68° F
March 18 26.2° C 79.16° F
March 17 26.34° C 79.41° F
March 16 26.21° C 79.18° F
March 15 25.97° C 78.75° F
March 14 26.11° C 79° F
March 13 26.19° C 79.14° F
March 12 26.24° C 79.23° F
March 11 26.4° C 79.52° F
March 10 26.25° C 79.25° F
March 9 26.03° C 78.85° F
March 8 26.3° C 79.34° F
March 7 26.3° C 79.34° F
March 6 26.2° C 79.16° F
March 5 26.5° C 79.7° F
March 4 26.17° C 79.11° F
March 3 26.16° C 79.09° F
March 2 25.97° C 78.75° F
March 1 25.71° C 78.28° F
February 28 25.92° C 78.66° 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 Ballina by month

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

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

Ballina map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Ballina

The highest temperature in Australia today is 32.42° C (90.36° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Bass Strait, where the temperature of the water is 17.25° C (63.05° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Ballina?

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