Birkenhead Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Birkenhead right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Birkenhead, Australia on 1st December 2023.

19.09° C

(66.37° F)

  • yesterday: 19.03° C (66.26° F)
  • a week ago: 19.33° C (66.79° 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 Birkenhead on December 1st over the last 10 years is 19.49° C (67.08° F), with a low temperature of 18.23° C (64.81° F) and a high of 21.48° C (70.66° F).

Analysis and forecast for Birkenhead water temperatures

The water temperature in Birkenhead today is lower than the average temperature of 19.49° C (67.08° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 1st December 2022, was 19.03° C (66.25° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
December 1 19.09° C 66.37° F
November 30 19.03° C 66.26° F
November 29 19.09° C 66.36° F
November 28 18.72° C 65.7° F
November 27 19.4° C 66.92° F
November 26 19.4° C 66.92° F
November 25 19.36° C 66.85° F
November 24 19.33° C 66.79° F
November 23 18.97° C 66.15° F
November 22 19.3° C 66.74° F
November 21 19.15° C 66.47° F
November 20 19.1° C 66.38° F
November 19 18.88° C 65.98° F
November 18 18.57° C 65.43° F
November 17 18.35° C 65.03° F
November 16 18.07° C 64.53° F
November 15 18.55° C 65.39° F
November 14 18.52° C 65.34° F
November 13 18.78° C 65.8° F
November 12 18.67° C 65.61° F
November 11 19.05° C 66.29° F
November 10 19.28° C 66.7° F
November 9 18.77° C 65.79° F
November 8 18.32° C 64.98° F
November 7 18.04° C 64.47° F
November 6 17.77° C 63.99° F
November 5 17.55° C 63.59° F
November 4 17.29° C 63.12° F
November 3 17.1° C 62.78° F
November 2 16.99° C 62.58° F
November 1 16.9° C 62.42° 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 Birkenhead by month

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

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

Birkenhead map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Birkenhead

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.38° C (88.49° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 13.27° C (55.89° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Birkenhead?

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