Carnarvon Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Carnarvon right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Carnarvon, Australia on 2nd December 2023.

23.62° C

(74.52° F)

  • yesterday: 23.53° C (74.36° F)
  • a week ago: 24.85° C (76.73° 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 Carnarvon on December 2nd over the last 10 years is 23.34° C (74.01° F), with a low temperature of 21.52° C (70.74° F) and a high of 24.63° C (76.33° F).

Analysis and forecast for Carnarvon water temperatures

The water temperature in Carnarvon today is higher than the average temperature of 23.34° C (74.01° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 2nd December 2022, was 23.52° C (74.34° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
December 2 23.62° C 74.52° F
December 1 23.53° C 74.36° F
November 30 24.82° C 76.68° F
November 29 25.2° C 77.36° F
November 28 25.24° C 77.43° F
November 27 25.11° C 77.2° F
November 26 25.07° C 77.13° F
November 25 24.85° C 76.73° F
November 24 25.05° C 77.09° F
November 23 24.96° C 76.93° F
November 22 25.12° C 77.22° F
November 21 25.22° C 77.4° F
November 20 25.06° C 77.11° F
November 19 24.65° C 76.37° F
November 18 24.29° C 75.72° F
November 17 23.93° C 75.07° F
November 16 23.36° C 74.05° F
November 15 23.11° C 73.6° F
November 14 23.04° C 73.47° F
November 13 22.92° C 73.26° F
November 12 22.76° C 72.97° F
November 11 22.64° C 72.75° F
November 10 22.77° C 72.99° F
November 9 22.94° C 73.29° F
November 8 23.05° C 73.49° F
November 7 23.14° C 73.65° F
November 6 23.11° C 73.6° F
November 5 23.03° C 73.45° F
November 4 22.93° C 73.27° F
November 3 22.94° C 73.29° F
November 2 22.88° C 73.18° 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 Carnarvon by month

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

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

Carnarvon map and nearby water temperatures

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.4° C (88.53° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 12.9° C (55.23° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Carnarvon?

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