Canberra Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Canberra right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Canberra, Australia on 26th November 2021.

19.43° C

(66.98° F)

  • yesterday: 18.57° C (65.43° F)
  • a week ago: 18.04° C (64.47° F)

At this temperature, water will feel cold compared to a swimming pool, but with a bit of experience and practice most people will find the water relatively comfortable to swim in.

The average sea temperature for Canberra on November 26th over the last 10 years is 19.65° C (67.37° F), with a low temperature of 18.37° C (65.07° F) and a high of 20.91° C (69.64° F).

Analysis and forecast for Canberra water temperatures

The water temperature in Canberra today is lower than the average temperature of 19.65° C (67.37° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 26th November 2020, was 19.49° C (67.08° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
November 26 19.43° C 66.98° F
November 25 18.57° C 65.43° F
November 25 18.57° C 65.43° F
November 24 18.5° C 65.3° F
November 23 18.37° C 65.07° F
November 22 18.24° C 64.83° F
November 21 18.31° C 64.96° F
November 20 18.32° C 64.98° F
November 19 18.04° C 64.47° F
November 18 17.88° C 64.18° F
November 17 17.84° C 64.11° F
November 16 17.85° C 64.13° F
November 15 17.96° C 64.33° F
November 14 18.3° C 64.94° F
November 13 18.94° C 66.09° F
November 12 19.22° C 66.6° F
November 11 18.93° C 66.07° F
November 10 18.96° C 66.13° F
November 9 19.19° C 66.54° F
November 8 18.46° C 65.23° F
November 7 18.37° C 65.07° F
November 6 18.37° C 65.07° F
November 5 18.57° C 65.43° F
November 4 18.55° C 65.39° F
November 3 18.38° C 65.08° F
November 2 18.44° C 65.19° F
November 1 18.51° C 65.32° F
October 31 18.63° C 65.53° F
October 30 19.04° C 66.27° F
October 29 19.29° C 66.72° 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 Canberra by month

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

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

Canberra map and nearby water temperatures

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.82° C (89.28° F) in Stuart Park. The lowest is in Taroona, where the temperature of the water is 13.26° C (55.87° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Canberra?

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