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 1st December 2023.

15.67° C

(60.2° F)

  • yesterday: 15.53° C (59.95° F)
  • a week ago: 16.84° C (62.31° 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 December 1st over the last 10 years is 15.62° C (60.12° F), with a low temperature of 13.99° C (57.18° F) and a high of 18.59° C (65.46° F).

Analysis and forecast for Coles Bay water temperatures

The water temperature in Coles Bay today is higher than the average temperature of 15.62° C (60.12° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 1st December 2022, was 15.56° C (60.01° 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)
December 1 15.67° C 60.2° F
November 30 15.53° C 59.95° F
November 29 17.01° C 62.62° F
November 28 16.94° C 62.49° F
November 27 16.76° C 62.17° F
November 26 16.91° C 62.44° F
November 25 16.93° C 62.47° F
November 24 16.84° C 62.31° F
November 23 17.05° C 62.69° F
November 22 16.76° C 62.17° F
November 21 16.64° C 61.95° F
November 20 16.38° C 61.48° F
November 19 15.92° C 60.66° F
November 18 15.63° C 60.13° F
November 17 15.59° C 60.06° F
November 16 15.44° C 59.79° F
November 15 15.74° C 60.33° F
November 14 15.62° C 60.12° F
November 13 15.46° C 59.83° F
November 12 15.24° C 59.43° F
November 11 15.03° C 59.05° F
November 10 14.92° C 58.86° F
November 9 14.87° C 58.77° F
November 8 14.59° C 58.26° F
November 7 14.49° C 58.08° F
November 6 14.41° C 57.94° F
November 5 14.28° C 57.7° F
November 4 14.03° C 57.25° F
November 3 13.85° C 56.93° F
November 2 13.74° C 56.73° F
November 1 13.71° C 56.68° 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 31.43° C (88.57° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 13.32° C (55.97° 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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