Bells Beach Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Bells Beach right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Bells Beach, Australia on 23rd July 2024.

13.81° C

(56.86° F)

  • yesterday: 13.87° C (56.97° F)
  • a week ago: 13.56° C (56.41° F)

Water at this temperature is cold and will feel very cold initially, but the body will get used to it and longer swims are possible. Experienced swimmers can manage several hours of swimming, however hypothermia is still a very big risk.

The average sea temperature for Bells Beach on July 23rd over the last 10 years is 13.5° C (56.31° F), with a low temperature of 12.98° C (55.36° F) and a high of 14.65° C (58.37° F).

Analysis and forecast for Bells Beach water temperatures

The water temperature in Bells Beach today is higher than the average temperature of 13.5° C (56.31° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 23rd July 2023, was 13.85° C (56.93° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
July 23 13.81° C 56.86° F
July 22 13.87° C 56.97° F
July 21 13.57° C 56.43° F
July 20 13.41° C 56.14° F
July 19 13.5° C 56.3° F
July 18 13.42° C 56.16° F
July 17 13.5° C 56.3° F
July 16 13.56° C 56.41° F
July 15 13.5° C 56.3° F
July 14 13.66° C 56.59° F
July 13 13.81° C 56.86° F
July 12 13.92° C 57.06° F
July 11 13.89° C 57° F
July 10 13.63° C 56.53° F
July 9 13.66° C 56.59° F
July 8 13.87° C 56.97° F
July 7 13.94° C 57.09° F
July 6 13.83° C 56.89° F
July 5 13.83° C 56.89° F
July 4 13.93° C 57.07° F
July 3 13.96° C 57.13° F
July 2 14.02° C 57.24° F
July 1 14.12° C 57.42° F
June 30 14.19° C 57.54° F
June 29 14.32° C 57.78° F
June 28 14.53° C 58.15° F
June 27 14.6° C 58.28° F
June 26 14.61° C 58.3° F
June 25 14.71° C 58.48° F
June 24 14.83° C 58.69° F
June 23 14.95° C 58.91° 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 Bells Beach by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Bells Beach.

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

Bells Beach map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Bells Beach

The highest temperature in Australia today is 26.93° C (80.48° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Port Phillip Bay, where the temperature of the water is 11.13° C (52.04° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Bells Beach?

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