Coffs Harbour Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Coffs Harbour right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Coffs Harbour, Australia on 8th June 2023.

21.79° C

(71.23° F)

  • yesterday: 21.93° C (71.48° F)
  • a week ago: 21.62° C (70.92° 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 Coffs Harbour on June 8th over the last 10 years is 21.89° C (71.4° F), with a low temperature of 21.15° C (70.07° F) and a high of 22.76° C (72.97° F).

Analysis and forecast for Coffs Harbour water temperatures

The water temperature in Coffs Harbour today is lower than the average temperature of 21.89° C (71.4° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 8th June 2022, was 21.83° C (71.29° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
June 8 21.79° C 71.23° F
June 7 21.93° C 71.48° F
June 6 21.71° C 71.08° F
June 5 22.17° C 71.91° F
June 4 22.16° C 71.89° F
June 3 21.77° C 71.19° F
June 2 21.73° C 71.11° F
June 1 21.62° C 70.92° F
May 31 21.56° C 70.81° F
May 30 21.41° C 70.54° F
May 29 21.58° C 70.84° F
May 28 21.69° C 71.04° F
May 27 21.55° C 70.79° F
May 26 21.25° C 70.25° F
May 25 21.22° C 70.2° F
May 24 21.08° C 69.94° F
May 23 20.95° C 69.71° F
May 22 20.91° C 69.64° F
May 21 20.8° C 69.44° F
May 20 21° C 69.8° F
May 19 21.16° C 70.09° F
May 18 21.3° C 70.34° F
May 17 21.39° C 70.5° F
May 16 21.51° C 70.72° F
May 15 21.6° C 70.88° F
May 14 21.67° C 71.01° F
May 13 21.52° C 70.74° F
May 12 21.54° C 70.77° F
May 11 21.41° C 70.54° F
May 10 21.51° C 70.72° F
May 9 21.7° C 71.06° 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 Coffs Harbour by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Coffs Harbour.

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

Coffs Harbour map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Coffs Harbour

The highest temperature in Australia today is 29.17° C (84.51° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 13.64° C (56.56° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Coffs Harbour?

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