Bowen Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Bowen right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Bowen, Australia on 1st October 2022.

24.76° C

(76.56° F)

  • yesterday: 25.9° C (78.62° F)
  • a week ago: 26.05° C (78.89° 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 Bowen on October 1st over the last 10 years is 24.61° C (76.3° F), with a low temperature of 23.76° C (74.77° F) and a high of 25.86° C (78.55° F).

Analysis and forecast for Bowen water temperatures

The water temperature in Bowen today is higher than the average temperature of 24.61° C (76.3° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 1st October 2021, was 24.64° C (76.35° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
October 1 24.76° C 76.56° F
September 30 25.9° C 78.62° F
September 30 25.9° C 78.62° F
September 29 26.08° C 78.94° F
September 28 26.25° C 79.25° F
September 27 25.83° C 78.49° F
September 26 25.72° C 78.3° F
September 25 25.9° C 78.62° F
September 24 26.05° C 78.89° F
September 23 25.82° C 78.48° F
September 22 25.63° C 78.13° F
September 21 25.31° C 77.56° F
September 20 25.16° C 77.29° F
September 19 25.19° C 77.34° F
September 18 24.69° C 76.44° F
September 17 24.17° C 75.51° F
September 16 23.98° C 75.16° F
September 15 23.55° C 74.39° F
September 14 23.44° C 74.19° F
September 13 23.44° C 74.19° F
September 12 23.46° C 74.23° F
September 11 23.45° C 74.21° F
September 10 23.28° C 73.9° F
September 9 22.9° C 73.22° F
September 8 22.43° C 72.37° F
September 7 22.23° C 72.01° F
September 6 22.17° C 71.91° F
September 5 22.16° C 71.89° F
September 4 22.28° C 72.1° F
September 3 22.33° C 72.19° 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 Bowen by month

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

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

Bowen map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Bowen

The highest temperature in Australia today is 28.35° C (83.02° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Flinders Island, where the temperature of the water is 12.08° C (53.74° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Bowen?

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