Barwon Heads Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Barwon Heads right now

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

16.57° C

(61.82° F)

  • yesterday: 15.4° C (59.72° F)
  • a week ago: 14.56° C (58.21° 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 Barwon Heads on November 29th over the last 10 years is 16.23° C (61.21° F), with a low temperature of 14.93° C (58.87° F) and a high of 18.55° C (65.39° F).

Analysis and forecast for Barwon Heads water temperatures

The water temperature in Barwon Heads today is higher than the average temperature of 16.23° C (61.21° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 29th November 2020, was 16.65° C (61.97° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
November 29 16.57° C 61.82° F
November 28 15.4° C 59.72° F
November 28 15.4° C 59.72° F
November 27 15.17° C 59.31° F
November 26 15.13° C 59.23° F
November 25 15.5° C 59.9° F
November 24 15.47° C 59.85° F
November 23 15.34° C 59.61° F
November 22 14.56° C 58.21° F
November 21 14.55° C 58.19° F
November 20 14.51° C 58.12° F
November 19 14.34° C 57.81° F
November 18 14.41° C 57.94° F
November 17 14.49° C 58.08° F
November 16 14.11° C 57.4° F
November 15 14.21° C 57.58° F
November 14 14.37° C 57.87° F
November 13 14.56° C 58.21° F
November 12 14.64° C 58.35° F
November 11 14.79° C 58.62° F
November 10 14.89° C 58.8° F
November 9 15.31° C 59.56° F
November 8 14.9° C 58.82° F
November 7 14.76° C 58.57° F
November 6 14.7° C 58.46° F
November 5 14.78° C 58.6° F
November 4 14.68° C 58.42° F
November 3 14.6° C 58.28° F
November 2 14.57° C 58.23° F
November 1 14.47° C 58.05° 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 Barwon Heads by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Barwon Heads.

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

Barwon Heads map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Barwon Heads

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 (55.67° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Barwon Heads?

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