Cardwell Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Cardwell right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Cardwell, Australia on 24th May 2024.

24.62° C

(76.32° F)

  • yesterday: 24.88° C (76.78° F)
  • a week ago: 25.58° C (78.04° 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 Cardwell on May 24th over the last 10 years is 24.78° C (76.61° F), with a low temperature of 23.26° C (73.87° F) and a high of 26.43° C (79.57° F).

Analysis and forecast for Cardwell water temperatures

The water temperature in Cardwell today is lower than the average temperature of 24.78° C (76.61° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 24th May 2023, was 24.61° C (76.3° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
May 24 24.62° C 76.32° F
May 23 24.88° C 76.78° F
May 23 24.88° C 76.78° F
May 22 24.99° C 76.98° F
May 21 25.27° C 77.49° F
May 20 25.32° C 77.58° F
May 19 25.57° C 78.03° F
May 18 25.55° C 77.99° F
May 17 25.58° C 78.04° F
May 16 25.65° C 78.17° F
May 15 25.71° C 78.28° F
May 14 25.85° C 78.53° F
May 13 25.91° C 78.64° F
May 12 25.88° C 78.58° F
May 11 25.87° C 78.57° F
May 10 25.92° C 78.66° F
May 9 26.1° C 78.98° F
May 8 26.21° C 79.18° F
May 7 26.27° C 79.29° F
May 6 26.24° C 79.23° F
May 5 26.17° C 79.11° F
May 4 26.19° C 79.14° F
May 3 26.26° C 79.27° F
May 2 26.32° C 79.38° F
May 1 26.48° C 79.66° F
April 30 26.53° C 79.75° F
April 29 26.71° C 80.08° F
April 28 26.96° C 80.53° F
April 27 27.12° C 80.82° F
April 26 27.19° C 80.94° 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 Cardwell by month

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

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

Cardwell map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Cardwell

The highest temperature in Australia today is 28.42° C (83.16° F) in Weipa. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 14.34° C (57.81° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Cardwell?

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