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 26th September 2023.

21.84° C

(71.31° F)

  • yesterday: 22.06° C (71.71° F)
  • a week ago: 22.3° C (72.14° 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 Burleigh Heads on September 26th over the last 10 years is 21.81° C (71.26° F), with a low temperature of 20.77° C (69.39° F) and a high of 22.86° C (73.15° F).

Analysis and forecast for Burleigh Heads water temperatures

The water temperature in Burleigh Heads today is higher than the average temperature of 21.81° C (71.26° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 26th September 2022, was 21.77° C (71.19° 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)
September 26 21.84° C 71.31° F
September 25 22.06° C 71.71° F
September 25 22.06° C 71.71° F
September 24 22.05° C 71.69° F
September 23 22.15° C 71.87° F
September 22 21.89° C 71.4° F
September 21 22.2° C 71.96° F
September 20 21.91° C 71.44° F
September 19 22.3° C 72.14° F
September 18 22.24° C 72.03° F
September 17 22.37° C 72.27° F
September 16 22.24° C 72.03° F
September 15 21.78° C 71.2° F
September 14 21.62° C 70.92° F
September 13 21.46° C 70.63° F
September 12 21.08° C 69.94° F
September 11 20.9° C 69.62° F
September 10 20.83° C 69.49° F
September 9 20.68° C 69.22° F
September 8 21.02° C 69.84° F
September 7 21.22° C 70.2° F
September 6 21.31° C 70.36° F
September 5 21.54° C 70.77° F
September 4 21.79° C 71.22° F
September 3 21.78° C 71.2° F
September 2 22.02° C 71.64° F
September 1 22.03° C 71.65° F
August 31 22.1° C 71.78° F
August 30 22.28° C 72.1° F
August 29 22.36° C 72.25° 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 29.3° C (84.73° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 11.81° C (53.25° 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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