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 27th January 2023.

20.38° C

(68.69° F)

  • yesterday: 20.31° C (68.56° F)
  • a week ago: 18.52° C (65.34° 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 Bells Beach on January 27th over the last 10 years is 19.27° C (66.69° F), with a low temperature of 17.86° C (64.15° F) and a high of 22.06° C (71.71° F).

Analysis and forecast for Bells Beach water temperatures

The water temperature in Bells Beach today is higher than the average temperature of 19.27° C (66.69° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 27th January 2022, was 20.4° C (68.72° 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)
January 27 20.38° C 68.69° F
January 26 20.31° C 68.56° F
January 25 19.26° C 66.67° F
January 24 19.21° C 66.58° F
January 23 19.14° C 66.45° F
January 22 18.57° C 65.43° F
January 21 18.38° C 65.08° F
January 20 18.52° C 65.34° F
January 19 18.17° C 64.71° F
January 18 18.34° C 65.01° F
January 17 18.67° C 65.61° F
January 16 19.04° C 66.27° F
January 15 18.64° C 65.55° F
January 14 19.31° C 66.76° F
January 13 18.9° C 66.02° F
January 12 18.51° C 65.32° F
January 11 18.4° C 65.12° F
January 10 18.33° C 64.99° F
January 9 18.09° C 64.56° F
January 8 18.21° C 64.78° F
January 7 17.96° C 64.33° F
January 6 17.7° C 63.86° F
January 5 17.5° C 63.5° F
January 4 17.5° C 63.5° F
January 3 17.81° C 64.06° F
January 2 18.03° C 64.45° F
January 1 18.09° C 64.56° F
December 31 17.78° C 64° F
December 30 17.5° C 63.5° F
December 29 17.2° C 62.96° F
December 28 17.77° C 63.99° 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 31.17° C (88.11° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Bass Strait, where the temperature of the water is 16.77° C (62.19° 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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