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 5th March 2024.

26.42° C

(79.56° F)

  • yesterday: 26.06° C (78.91° F)
  • a week ago: 27.94° C (82.29° 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 March 5th over the last 10 years is 26.61° C (79.89° F), with a low temperature of 25.38° C (77.68° F) and a high of 27.42° C (81.36° F).

Analysis and forecast for Burleigh Heads water temperatures

The water temperature in Burleigh Heads today is lower than the average temperature of 26.61° C (79.89° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 5th March 2023, was 26.35° C (79.43° 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)
March 5 26.42° C 79.56° F
March 4 26.06° C 78.91° F
March 3 28.13° C 82.63° F
March 2 27.93° C 82.27° F
March 1 28.13° C 82.63° F
February 29 28.04° C 82.47° F
February 28 27.95° C 82.31° F
February 27 27.94° C 82.29° F
February 26 27.92° C 82.26° F
February 25 28.02° C 82.44° F
February 24 27.58° C 81.64° F
February 23 28.05° C 82.49° F
February 22 27.64° C 81.75° F
February 21 27.64° C 81.75° F
February 20 27.53° C 81.55° F
February 19 27.49° C 81.48° F
February 18 27.4° C 81.32° F
February 17 27.62° C 81.72° F
February 16 27.79° C 82.02° F
February 15 27.87° C 82.17° F
February 14 27.88° C 82.18° F
February 13 27.73° C 81.91° F
February 12 27.79° C 82.02° F
February 11 27.82° C 82.08° F
February 10 27.87° C 82.17° F
February 9 27.68° C 81.82° F
February 8 27.81° C 82.06° F
February 7 27.83° C 82.09° F
February 6 27.77° C 81.99° F
February 5 27.57° C 81.63° F
February 4 27.34° C 81.21° 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 31.67° C (89.01° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 17.02° C (62.64° 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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