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 30th January 2023.

23.93° C

(75.07° F)

  • yesterday: 23.8° C (74.84° F)
  • a week ago: 24.43° C (75.97° 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 Botany Bay on January 30th over the last 10 years is 23.46° C (74.22° F), with a low temperature of 22.03° C (71.65° F) and a high of 24.48° C (76.06° F).

Analysis and forecast for Botany Bay water temperatures

The water temperature in Botany Bay today is higher than the average temperature of 23.46° C (74.22° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 30th January 2022, was 23.85° C (74.93° 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)
January 30 23.93° C 75.07° F
January 29 23.8° C 74.84° F
January 28 24.17° C 75.51° F
January 27 24.01° C 75.22° F
January 26 24.35° C 75.83° F
January 25 24.48° C 76.06° F
January 24 24.38° C 75.88° F
January 23 24.43° C 75.97° F
January 22 24.43° C 75.97° F
January 21 24.08° C 75.34° F
January 20 24.32° C 75.78° F
January 19 24.15° C 75.47° F
January 18 23.68° C 74.62° F
January 17 23.59° C 74.46° F
January 16 23.73° C 74.71° F
January 15 23.35° C 74.03° F
January 14 23.22° C 73.8° F
January 13 23.21° C 73.78° F
January 12 23.27° C 73.89° F
January 11 23.41° C 74.14° F
January 10 23.52° C 74.34° F
January 9 23.65° C 74.57° F
January 8 23.35° C 74.03° F
January 7 23.03° C 73.45° F
January 6 23.13° C 73.63° F
January 5 22.71° C 72.88° F
January 4 22.54° C 72.57° F
January 3 22.23° C 72.01° F
January 2 22.2° C 71.96° F
January 1 21.97° C 71.55° F
December 31 21.74° C 71.13° 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 31.36° C (88.44° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Bass Strait, where the temperature of the water is 17.18° C (62.92° 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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