Burnie Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Burnie right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Burnie, Australia on 8th December 2021.

14.71° C

(58.48° F)

  • yesterday: 14.77° C (58.58° F)
  • a week ago: 16.45° C (61.61° F)

Water at this temperature is cold and will feel very cold initially, but the body will get used to it and longer swims are possible. Experienced swimmers can manage several hours of swimming, however hypothermia is still a very big risk.

The average sea temperature for Burnie on December 8th over the last 10 years is 15.45° C (59.81° F), with a low temperature of 14.39° C (57.9° F) and a high of 16.95° C (62.51° F).

Analysis and forecast for Burnie water temperatures

The water temperature in Burnie today is lower than the average temperature of 15.45° C (59.81° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 8th December 2020, was 14.63° C (58.33° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
December 8 14.71° C 58.48° F
December 7 14.77° C 58.58° F
December 6 15.89° C 60.6° F
December 5 16.03° C 60.85° F
December 4 16.13° C 61.03° F
December 3 16.41° C 61.54° F
December 2 16.65° C 61.97° F
December 1 16.45° C 61.61° F
November 30 15.95° C 60.71° F
November 29 15.86° C 60.55° F
November 28 15.6° C 60.08° F
November 27 15.4° C 59.72° F
November 26 15.23° C 59.41° F
November 25 15.33° C 59.59° F
November 24 15.21° C 59.38° F
November 23 14.23° C 57.61° F
November 22 14.4° C 57.92° F
November 21 14.27° C 57.69° F
November 20 14.05° C 57.29° F
November 19 13.86° C 56.95° F
November 18 13.8° C 56.84° F
November 17 13.75° C 56.75° F
November 16 13.87° C 56.97° F
November 15 14.09° C 57.36° F
November 14 14.11° C 57.4° F
November 13 14.3° C 57.74° F
November 12 14.33° C 57.79° F
November 11 14.36° C 57.85° F
November 10 14.29° C 57.72° F
November 9 14.41° C 57.94° F
November 8 14.4° C 57.92° 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 Burnie by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Burnie.

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

Burnie map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Burnie

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.84° C (89.31° F) in Stuart Park. The lowest is in Blackmans Bay, where the temperature of the water is 13.46° C (56.23° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Burnie?

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