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 28th May 2022.

24.52° C

(76.14° F)

  • yesterday: 24.53° C (76.15° F)
  • a week ago: 26.17° C (79.11° 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 28th over the last 10 years is 24.42° C (75.95° F), with a low temperature of 23.07° C (73.53° F) and a high of 26.28° C (79.3° F).

Analysis and forecast for Cardwell water temperatures

The water temperature in Cardwell today is higher than the average temperature of 24.42° C (75.95° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 28th May 2021, was 24.49° C (76.08° 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 28 24.52° C 76.14° F
May 27 24.53° C 76.15° F
May 26 25.84° C 78.51° F
May 25 25.89° C 78.6° F
May 24 25.91° C 78.64° F
May 23 26.09° C 78.96° F
May 22 26.09° C 78.96° F
May 21 26.17° C 79.11° F
May 20 26.43° C 79.57° F
May 19 26.69° C 80.04° F
May 18 26.5° C 79.7° F
May 17 26.4° C 79.52° F
May 16 26.4° C 79.52° F
May 15 26.35° C 79.43° F
May 14 26.29° C 79.32° F
May 13 26.26° C 79.27° F
May 12 26.27° C 79.29° F
May 11 26.31° C 79.36° F
May 10 26.61° C 79.9° F
May 9 26.6° C 79.88° F
May 8 26.77° C 80.19° F
May 7 26.76° C 80.17° F
May 6 26.66° C 79.99° F
May 5 26.53° C 79.75° F
May 4 26.41° C 79.54° F
May 3 26.35° C 79.43° F
May 2 26.42° C 79.56° F
May 1 26.5° C 79.7° F
April 30 26.51° C 79.72° F
April 29 26.52° C 79.74° F
April 28 26.6° C 79.88° 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 28.72° C (83.7° F) in Weipa. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 14.15° C (57.47° 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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