Burleigh Heads Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Burleigh Heads right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Burleigh Heads, Australia on 27th January 2023.

26.89° C

(80.41° F)

  • yesterday: 26.79° C (80.23° F)
  • a week ago: 25.87° C (78.57° 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.

The average sea temperature for Burleigh Heads on January 27th over the last 10 years is 26.75° C (80.16° F), with a low temperature of 25.13° C (77.23° F) and a high of 27.47° C (81.45° F).

Analysis and forecast for Burleigh Heads water temperatures

The water temperature in Burleigh Heads today is higher than the average temperature of 26.75° C (80.16° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 27th January 2022, was 26.92° C (80.46° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
January 27 26.89° C 80.41° F
January 26 26.79° C 80.23° F
January 25 26.7° C 80.06° F
January 24 26.35° C 79.43° F
January 23 26.21° C 79.18° F
January 22 26.06° C 78.91° F
January 21 25.89° C 78.6° F
January 20 25.87° C 78.57° F
January 19 25.92° C 78.66° F
January 18 25.77° C 78.39° F
January 17 25.84° C 78.51° F
January 16 26.09° C 78.96° F
January 15 26.11° C 79° F
January 14 26.17° C 79.11° F
January 13 25.86° C 78.55° F
January 12 25.98° C 78.76° F
January 11 25.64° C 78.15° F
January 10 25.47° C 77.85° F
January 9 25.39° C 77.7° F
January 8 25.25° C 77.45° F
January 7 25.2° C 77.36° F
January 6 25.38° C 77.68° F
January 5 25.28° C 77.5° F
January 4 25.34° C 77.61° F
January 3 25.41° C 77.74° F
January 2 25.22° C 77.4° F
January 1 25.09° C 77.16° F
December 31 25° C 77° F
December 30 24.92° C 76.86° F
December 29 24.87° C 76.77° F
December 28 24.83° C 76.69° 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 Burleigh Heads by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Burleigh Heads.

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

Burleigh Heads map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Burleigh Heads

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.16° C (88.1° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Bass Strait, where the temperature of the water is 16.76° C (62.18° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Burleigh Heads?

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