Coles Bay Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Coles Bay right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Coles Bay, Australia on 30th January 2023.

18.97° C

(66.14° F)

  • yesterday: 18.72° C (65.69° F)
  • a week ago: 18.47° C (65.25° 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 Coles Bay on January 30th over the last 10 years is 18.45° C (65.21° F), with a low temperature of 16.81° C (62.26° F) and a high of 20.23° C (68.41° F).

Analysis and forecast for Coles Bay water temperatures

The water temperature in Coles Bay today is higher than the average temperature of 18.45° C (65.21° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 30th January 2022, was 18.98° C (66.16° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
January 30 18.97° C 66.14° F
January 29 18.72° C 65.69° F
January 28 18.07° C 64.53° F
January 27 18.07° C 64.53° F
January 26 18.36° C 65.05° F
January 25 18.66° C 65.59° F
January 24 18.89° C 66° F
January 23 18.47° C 65.25° F
January 22 18.38° C 65.08° F
January 21 18.19° C 64.74° F
January 20 18.08° C 64.54° F
January 19 17.74° C 63.93° F
January 18 17.72° C 63.9° F
January 17 17.75° C 63.95° F
January 16 17.76° C 63.97° F
January 15 17.38° C 63.28° F
January 14 17.84° C 64.11° F
January 13 17.9° C 64.22° F
January 12 17.46° C 63.43° F
January 11 17.18° C 62.92° F
January 10 17.12° C 62.82° F
January 9 17.18° C 62.92° F
January 8 17.11° C 62.8° F
January 7 16.94° C 62.49° F
January 6 16.85° C 62.33° F
January 5 16.92° C 62.46° F
January 4 17° C 62.6° F
January 3 17.03° C 62.65° F
January 2 17.09° C 62.76° F
January 1 17.03° C 62.65° F
December 31 17.12° C 62.82° 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 Coles Bay by month

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

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

Coles Bay map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Coles Bay

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.27° C (88.28° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Bass Strait, where the temperature of the water is 17.09° C (62.75° F).

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

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