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 25th June 2024.

18.67° C

(65.61° F)

  • yesterday: 18.5° C (65.3° F)
  • a week ago: 18.4° C (65.12° F)

At this temperature, water will feel cold compared to a swimming pool, but with a bit of experience and practice most people will find the water relatively comfortable to swim in.

The average sea temperature for Brisbane on June 25th over the last 10 years is 20.34° C (68.61° F), with a low temperature of 18.46° C (65.23° F) and a high of 21.94° C (71.49° F).

Analysis and forecast for Brisbane water temperatures

The water temperature in Brisbane today is lower than the average temperature of 20.34° C (68.61° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 25th June 2023, was 18.71° C (65.68° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
June 25 18.67° C 65.61° F
June 24 18.5° C 65.3° F
June 24 18.5° C 65.3° F
June 23 18.24° C 64.83° F
June 22 18.82° C 65.88° F
June 21 18.99° C 66.18° F
June 20 18.39° C 65.1° F
June 19 18.32° C 64.98° F
June 18 18.4° C 65.12° F
June 17 18.55° C 65.39° F
June 16 18.93° C 66.07° F
June 15 19.02° C 66.24° F
June 14 19.45° C 67.01° F
June 13 19.22° C 66.6° F
June 12 19.25° C 66.65° F
June 11 19.48° C 67.06° F
June 10 19.75° C 67.55° F
June 9 19.9° C 67.82° F
June 8 19.95° C 67.91° F
June 7 20.09° C 68.16° F
June 6 20.34° C 68.61° F
June 5 20.5° C 68.9° F
June 4 20.51° C 68.92° F
June 3 20.55° C 68.99° F
June 2 20.63° C 69.13° F
June 1 20.64° C 69.15° F
May 31 21.08° C 69.94° F
May 30 20.99° C 69.78° F
May 29 20.96° C 69.73° F
May 28 20.83° C 69.49° 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 26.6° C (79.89° F) in Port Musgrave. The lowest is in Balnarring, where the temperature of the water is 12.65° C (54.78° 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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