Brisbane Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Brisbane right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Brisbane, Australia on 2nd October 2022.

21.16° C

(70.08° F)

  • yesterday: 20.89° C (69.6° F)
  • a week ago: 21.21° C (70.18° 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 Brisbane on October 2nd over the last 10 years is 21.03° C (69.85° F), with a low temperature of 19.7° C (67.46° F) and a high of 22.39° C (72.3° F).

Analysis and forecast for Brisbane water temperatures

The water temperature in Brisbane today is higher than the average temperature of 21.03° C (69.85° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 2nd October 2021, was 21.17° C (70.11° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
October 2 21.16° C 70.08° F
October 1 20.89° C 69.6° F
October 1 20.89° C 69.6° F
September 30 21.08° C 69.94° F
September 29 21.15° C 70.07° F
September 28 21.3° C 70.34° F
September 27 21.2° C 70.16° F
September 26 21.27° C 70.29° F
September 25 21.21° C 70.18° F
September 24 21.28° C 70.3° F
September 23 21.08° C 69.94° F
September 22 20.67° C 69.21° F
September 21 20.66° C 69.19° F
September 20 20.67° C 69.21° F
September 19 20.43° C 68.77° F
September 18 20.06° C 68.11° F
September 17 19.76° C 67.57° F
September 16 19.61° C 67.3° F
September 15 19.46° C 67.03° F
September 14 19.37° C 66.87° F
September 13 19.31° C 66.76° F
September 12 19.42° C 66.96° F
September 11 19.47° C 67.05° F
September 10 19.34° C 66.81° F
September 9 19.04° C 66.27° F
September 8 18.67° C 65.61° F
September 7 18.63° C 65.53° F
September 6 18.67° C 65.61° F
September 5 18.87° C 65.97° F
September 4 18.88° C 65.98° 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 Brisbane by month

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

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

Brisbane map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Brisbane

The highest temperature in Australia today is 28.33° C (82.99° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Flinders Island, where the temperature of the water is 12.01° C (53.61° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Brisbane?

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