Cable Beach Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Cable Beach right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Cable Beach, Australia on 2nd October 2022.

26.38° C

(79.49° F)

  • yesterday: 27.02° C (80.64° F)
  • a week ago: 26.79° C (80.22° 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 Cable Beach on October 2nd over the last 10 years is 26.56° C (79.8° F), with a low temperature of 25.18° C (77.32° F) and a high of 28.03° C (82.45° F).

Analysis and forecast for Cable Beach water temperatures

The water temperature in Cable Beach today is lower than the average temperature of 26.56° C (79.8° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 2nd October 2021, was 26.37° C (79.47° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
October 2 26.38° C 79.49° F
October 1 27.02° C 80.64° F
October 1 27.02° C 80.64° F
September 30 27.05° C 80.69° F
September 29 27.07° C 80.73° F
September 28 26.94° C 80.49° F
September 27 26.86° C 80.35° F
September 26 26.82° C 80.28° F
September 25 26.79° C 80.22° F
September 24 26.76° C 80.17° F
September 23 26.58° C 79.84° F
September 22 26.34° C 79.41° F
September 21 26.56° C 79.81° F
September 20 26.28° C 79.3° F
September 19 26.29° C 79.32° F
September 18 26.36° C 79.45° F
September 17 26.31° C 79.36° F
September 16 26.16° C 79.09° F
September 15 26.14° C 79.05° F
September 14 26.05° C 78.89° F
September 13 25.95° C 78.71° F
September 12 25.86° C 78.55° F
September 11 25.74° C 78.33° F
September 10 25.75° C 78.35° F
September 9 25.77° C 78.39° F
September 8 25.66° C 78.19° F
September 7 25.41° C 77.74° F
September 6 25.29° C 77.52° F
September 5 25.23° C 77.41° F
September 4 25.22° C 77.4° 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 Cable Beach by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Cable Beach.

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

Cable Beach map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Cable Beach

The highest temperature in Australia today is 28.35° C (83.03° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Flinders Island, where the temperature of the water is 12.03° C (53.66° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Cable Beach?

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