Brisbane Sea Temperature in January

Looking to find out what the average sea water temperature in Brisbane is for January? Find out what the lowest, highest, and average water temperatures are for Brisbane over the past 10 years.

Average water temperature in Brisbane for January

The average, high, and low temperatures below should help you if you can swim in the water in Brisbane in January.

26.35° C

(79.42° F)

  • highest: 28.1° C (82.58° F)
  • lowest: 24.47° C (76.05° F)

This water temperature is comparable to that of a swimming pool, but it might be higher than most open water swimmers prefer for serious swimming. Make sure to drink plenty of water before and after swimming and don't wear a wetsuit to avoid overheating.

Water temperature range by day in January in Brisbane

The chart below shows the range of low and high temperatures by day for the month of January in Brisbane.

Water temperatures for January in Brisbane in recent years

Day 2021 2020 2019 2018
1 26.22° C 25.99° C 26.36° C 27.03° C
2 26.34° C 25.85° C 26.52° C 27.22° C
3 26.56° C 25.94° C 26.52° C 27.13° C
4 26.47° C 26.11° C 26.5° C 27.01° C
5 26.45° C 26.2° C 26.53° C 27.04° C
6 26.49° C 26.58° C 26.58° C 27.26° C
7 26.52° C 26.85° C 26.62° C 27.13° C
8 26.54° C 27.04° C 26.67° C 27.3° C
9 26.44° C 27.04° C 26.75° C 27.48° C
10 26.37° C 26.99° C 26.69° C 27.9° C
11 26.39° C 27° C 26.53° C 28.1° C
12 25.95° C 26.78° C 26.36° C 28.06° C
13 25.94° C 26.6° C 26.62° C 27.94° C
14 26.15° C 26.34° C 26.52° C 27.7° C
15 26.25° C 25.97° C 26.55° C 27.2° C
16 26.3° C 25.94° C 26.8° C 26.88° C
17 26.7° C 26.09° C 27.08° C 27.06° C
18 27.24° C 25.88° C 26.96° C 26.94° C
19 27.32° C 25.85° C 26.91° C 26.98° C
20 27.18° C 26.03° C 26.95° C 26.95° C
21 26.75° C 26.21° C 27.12° C 26.96° C
22 26.92° C 26.15° C 27.09° C 27.01° C
23 27.07° C 26.34° C 27.25° C 27.23° C
24 26.84° C 26.31° C 27.14° C 27.3° C
25 26.52° C 26.47° C 26.95° C 27.43° C
26 26.47° C 26.65° C 27.11° C 27.68° C
27 26.48° C 27.09° C 27.53° C 27.71° C
28 26.5° C 27.3° C 27.49° C 27.82° C
29 26.62° C 27.06° C 27.36° C 27.8° C
30 26.6° C 27.1° C 27.17° C 27.79° C
31 26.64° C 27.06° C 27.18° C 27.76° C

Water temperature in January for locations near Brisbane

Data source and citation

Raw data for the calculations made to find the sea surface temperature in Brisbane 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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