Clifton Beach Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Clifton Beach right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Clifton Beach, Australia on 3rd December 2021.

28.25° C

(82.84° F)

  • yesterday: 28.2° C (82.75° F)
  • a week ago: 28.96° C (84.13° 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 Clifton Beach on December 3rd over the last 10 years is 28.46° C (83.22° F), with a low temperature of 27.52° C (81.54° F) and a high of 29.63° C (85.33° F).

Analysis and forecast for Clifton Beach water temperatures

The water temperature in Clifton Beach today is lower than the average temperature of 28.46° C (83.22° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 3rd December 2020, was 28.23° C (82.81° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
December 3 28.25° C 82.84° F
December 2 28.2° C 82.75° F
December 1 28.98° C 84.16° F
November 30 29.05° C 84.29° F
November 29 28.85° C 83.93° F
November 28 29.13° C 84.43° F
November 27 29.17° C 84.51° F
November 26 28.96° C 84.13° F
November 25 28.63° C 83.53° F
November 24 28.91° C 84.04° F
November 23 28.57° C 83.43° F
November 22 28.63° C 83.53° F
November 21 28.63° C 83.53° F
November 20 28.45° C 83.21° F
November 19 28.5° C 83.3° F
November 18 28.7° C 83.66° F
November 17 28.75° C 83.75° F
November 16 28.79° C 83.82° F
November 15 28.75° C 83.75° F
November 14 28.77° C 83.79° F
November 13 28.74° C 83.73° F
November 12 28.85° C 83.93° F
November 11 28.9° C 84.02° F
November 10 28.8° C 83.84° F
November 9 28.95° C 84.11° F
November 8 28.34° C 83.01° F
November 7 28.11° C 82.6° F
November 6 28.03° C 82.45° F
November 5 28.06° C 82.51° F
November 4 28.13° C 82.63° F
November 3 28.3° C 82.94° 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 Clifton Beach by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Clifton Beach.

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

Clifton Beach map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Clifton Beach

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.76° C (89.16° F) in Larrakeyah. The lowest is in Sandy Bay, where the temperature of the water is 13.66° C (56.58° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Clifton Beach?

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