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 26th September 2023.
- yesterday: 21.17° C (70.11° F)
- a week ago: 21.51° C (70.72° 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 September 26th over the last 10 years is 21.04° C (69.87° F), with a low temperature of 20.02° C (68.04° F) and a high of 22.66° C (72.79° F).
Analysis and forecast for Brisbane water temperatures
The water temperature in Brisbane today is higher than the average temperature of 21.04° C (69.87° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 26th September 2022, was 21.24° C (70.23° F).
The chart and table below shows the change in water temperature in Brisbane over the last 30 days:
|Date||Temperature (Celsius)||Temperature (Fahrenheit)|
|September 26||21.3° C||70.34° F|
|September 25||21.17° C||70.11° F|
|September 24||21.41° C||70.54° F|
|September 23||21.46° C||70.63° F|
|September 22||21.5° C||70.7° F|
|September 21||21.58° C||70.84° F|
|September 20||21.57° C||70.83° F|
|September 19||21.51° C||70.72° F|
|September 18||21.37° C||70.47° F|
|September 17||21.29° C||70.32° F|
|September 16||20.98° C||69.76° F|
|September 15||20.77° C||69.39° F|
|September 14||20.83° C||69.49° F|
|September 13||20.98° C||69.76° F|
|September 12||21.01° C||69.82° F|
|September 11||21.12° C||70.02° F|
|September 10||21.21° C||70.18° F|
|September 9||21.29° C||70.32° F|
|September 8||21.31° C||70.36° F|
|September 7||21.18° C||70.12° F|
|September 6||21.01° C||69.82° F|
|September 5||20.89° C||69.6° F|
|September 4||20.9° C||69.62° F|
|September 3||20.73° C||69.31° F|
|September 2||20.88° C||69.58° F|
|September 1||20.74° C||69.33° F|
|August 31||20.65° C||69.17° F|
|August 30||20.52° C||68.94° F|
|August 29||20.36° C||68.65° F|
|August 28||20.26° C||68.47° F|
|August 27||20.08° C||68.14° 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
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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