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 1st October 2022.

25.47° C

(77.85° F)

  • yesterday: 26.76° C (80.17° F)
  • a week ago: 27° C (80.6° 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 Cardwell on October 1st over the last 10 years is 25.3° C (77.53° F), with a low temperature of 24.43° C (75.97° F) and a high of 26.57° C (79.83° F).

Analysis and forecast for Cardwell water temperatures

The water temperature in Cardwell today is higher than the average temperature of 25.3° C (77.53° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 1st October 2021, was 25.35° C (77.63° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
October 1 25.47° C 77.85° F
September 30 26.76° C 80.17° F
September 30 26.76° C 80.17° F
September 29 26.84° C 80.31° F
September 28 26.86° C 80.35° F
September 27 26.72° C 80.1° F
September 26 26.69° C 80.04° F
September 25 26.8° C 80.24° F
September 24 27° C 80.6° F
September 23 26.93° C 80.47° F
September 22 26.84° C 80.31° F
September 21 26.66° C 79.99° F
September 20 26.4° C 79.52° F
September 19 26.22° C 79.2° F
September 18 25.58° C 78.04° F
September 17 25.34° C 77.61° F
September 16 25.07° C 77.13° F
September 15 24.53° C 76.15° F
September 14 24.33° C 75.79° F
September 13 24.29° C 75.72° F
September 12 24.29° C 75.72° F
September 11 24.2° C 75.56° F
September 10 23.93° C 75.07° F
September 9 23.61° C 74.5° F
September 8 23.23° C 73.81° F
September 7 22.98° C 73.36° F
September 6 22.84° C 73.11° F
September 5 22.72° C 72.9° F
September 4 22.72° C 72.9° F
September 3 22.69° C 72.84° 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 28.35° C (83.04° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Flinders Island, where the temperature of the water is 12.08° C (53.75° 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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