Botany Bay Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Botany Bay right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Botany Bay, Australia on 28th September 2022.

18.3° C

(64.94° F)

  • yesterday: 18.43° C (65.17° F)
  • a week ago: 17.61° C (63.7° 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 Botany Bay on September 28th over the last 10 years is 18.72° C (65.7° F), with a low temperature of 17.51° C (63.52° F) and a high of 20.72° C (69.3° F).

Analysis and forecast for Botany Bay water temperatures

The water temperature in Botany Bay today is lower than the average temperature of 18.72° C (65.7° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 28th September 2021, was 18.33° C (64.99° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
September 28 18.3° C 64.94° F
September 27 18.43° C 65.17° F
September 26 18.59° C 65.46° F
September 25 18.26° C 64.87° F
September 24 18.11° C 64.6° F
September 23 18.11° C 64.6° F
September 22 18.16° C 64.69° F
September 21 17.61° C 63.7° F
September 20 17.51° C 63.52° F
September 19 17.56° C 63.61° F
September 18 17.73° C 63.91° F
September 17 17.88° C 64.18° F
September 16 17.98° C 64.36° F
September 15 18.42° C 65.16° F
September 14 18.15° C 64.67° F
September 13 18.09° C 64.56° F
September 12 17.93° C 64.27° F
September 11 17.89° C 64.2° F
September 10 17.86° C 64.15° F
September 9 17.77° C 63.99° F
September 8 17.89° C 64.2° F
September 7 17.94° C 64.29° F
September 6 17.97° C 64.35° F
September 5 18.04° C 64.47° F
September 4 18.03° C 64.45° F
September 3 18.09° C 64.56° F
September 2 18.19° C 64.74° F
September 1 18.11° C 64.6° F
August 31 18.02° C 64.44° F
August 30 17.87° C 64.17° F
August 29 17.92° C 64.26° 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 Botany Bay by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Botany Bay.

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

Botany Bay map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Botany Bay

The highest temperature in Australia today is 28.64° C (83.55° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Flinders Island, where the temperature of the water is 12.12° C (53.81° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Botany Bay?

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