Coffin Bay Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Coffin Bay right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Coffin Bay, Australia on 26th May 2022.

16.77° C

(62.19° F)

  • yesterday: 16.63° C (61.93° F)
  • a week ago: 16.9° C (62.42° F)

At this temperature, water will feel cold compared to a swimming pool, but with a bit of experience and practice most people will find the water relatively comfortable to swim in.

The average sea temperature for Coffin Bay on May 26th over the last 10 years is 17.1° C (62.78° F), with a low temperature of 16.48° C (61.66° F) and a high of 18.54° C (65.37° F).

Analysis and forecast for Coffin Bay water temperatures

The water temperature in Coffin Bay today is lower than the average temperature of 17.1° C (62.78° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 26th May 2021, was 16.8° C (62.24° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
May 26 16.77° C 62.19° F
May 25 16.63° C 61.93° F
May 25 16.63° C 61.93° F
May 24 16.79° C 62.22° F
May 23 16.77° C 62.19° F
May 22 16.63° C 61.93° F
May 21 16.56° C 61.81° F
May 20 16.68° C 62.02° F
May 19 16.9° C 62.42° F
May 18 16.88° C 62.38° F
May 17 16.6° C 61.88° F
May 16 16.81° C 62.26° F
May 15 16.86° C 62.35° F
May 14 16.8° C 62.24° F
May 13 16.63° C 61.93° F
May 12 16.74° C 62.13° F
May 11 16.68° C 62.02° F
May 10 16.62° C 61.92° F
May 9 16.54° C 61.77° F
May 8 16.48° C 61.66° F
May 7 16.42° C 61.56° F
May 6 16.45° C 61.61° F
May 5 16.65° C 61.97° F
May 4 16.85° C 62.33° F
May 3 17.06° C 62.71° F
May 2 17.13° C 62.83° F
May 1 17.09° C 62.76° F
April 30 17.19° C 62.94° F
April 29 17.35° C 63.23° F
April 28 17.47° C 63.45° 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 Coffin Bay by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Coffin Bay.

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

Coffin Bay map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Coffin Bay

The highest temperature in Australia today is 28.84° C (83.92° F) in Weipa. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 13.97° C (57.15° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Coffin Bay?

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