Bass Strait Sea Temperature
Looking to find out what the sea water temperature in Bass Strait is for today and the next few days? Below are data and charts that will give you information about sea temperatures in Bass Strait and nearby locations.
Water temperature in Bass Strait right now
Below is the current sea temperature for Bass Strait, Australia on 9th June 2023.
- yesterday: 15.15° C (59.27° F)
- a week ago: 16.46° C (61.63° 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 Bass Strait on June 9th over the last 10 years is 15.53° C (59.96° F), with a low temperature of 14.67° C (58.41° F) and a high of 16.34° C (61.41° F).
Analysis and forecast for Bass Strait water temperatures
The water temperature in Bass Strait today is lower than the average temperature of 15.53° C (59.96° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 9th June 2022, was 14.99° C (58.98° F).
The chart and table below shows the change in water temperature in Bass Strait over the last 30 days:
|Date||Temperature (Celsius)||Temperature (Fahrenheit)|
|June 9||15.06° C||59.11° F|
|June 8||15.15° C||59.27° F|
|June 7||16.03° C||60.85° F|
|June 6||16.02° C||60.84° F|
|June 5||16.06° C||60.91° F|
|June 4||16.11° C||61° F|
|June 3||16.16° C||61.09° F|
|June 2||16.46° C||61.63° F|
|June 1||16.07° C||60.93° F|
|May 31||16.25° C||61.25° F|
|May 30||16.23° C||61.21° F|
|May 29||16.29° C||61.32° F|
|May 28||16.26° C||61.27° F|
|May 27||16.23° C||61.21° F|
|May 26||16.29° C||61.32° F|
|May 25||16.38° C||61.48° F|
|May 24||16.38° C||61.48° F|
|May 23||16.27° C||61.29° F|
|May 22||16.19° C||61.14° F|
|May 21||16.25° C||61.25° F|
|May 20||16.46° C||61.63° F|
|May 19||16.49° C||61.68° F|
|May 18||16.56° C||61.81° F|
|May 17||16.57° C||61.83° F|
|May 16||16.58° C||61.84° F|
|May 15||16.61° C||61.9° F|
|May 14||16.53° C||61.75° F|
|May 13||16.4° C||61.52° F|
|May 12||16.25° C||61.25° F|
|May 11||16.4° C||61.52° F|
|May 10||16.54° C||61.77° 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 Bass Strait by month
The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Bass Strait.
For more detailed information on how the sea temperature in Bass Strait changes for each month of the year, choose from the months below.
Bass Strait map and nearby water temperatures
Locations near Bass Strait
The highest temperature in Australia today is 29.67° C (85.41° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 13.85° C (56.93° F).
Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Bass Strait?
The ocean covers about 71% of the Earth's surface, and scientists record the sea surface temperature (SST) of locations such as Bass Strait 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 Bass Strait 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 Bass Strait 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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