Coolangatta Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Coolangatta right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Coolangatta, Australia on 24th May 2024.

22.28° C

(72.1° F)

  • yesterday: 24.19° C (75.54° F)
  • a week ago: 24.82° C (76.68° 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 Coolangatta on May 24th over the last 10 years is 23.38° C (74.09° F), with a low temperature of 22.16° C (71.89° F) and a high of 24.56° C (76.21° F).

Analysis and forecast for Coolangatta water temperatures

The water temperature in Coolangatta today is lower than the average temperature of 23.38° C (74.09° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 24th May 2023, was 22.16° C (71.89° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
May 24 22.28° C 72.1° F
May 23 24.19° C 75.54° F
May 23 24.19° C 75.54° F
May 22 24.25° C 75.65° F
May 21 24.37° C 75.87° F
May 20 24.41° C 75.94° F
May 19 24.54° C 76.17° F
May 18 24.67° C 76.41° F
May 17 24.82° C 76.68° F
May 16 24.82° C 76.68° F
May 15 24.55° C 76.19° F
May 14 24.57° C 76.23° F
May 13 24.51° C 76.12° F
May 12 24.57° C 76.23° F
May 11 24.53° C 76.15° F
May 10 24.43° C 75.97° F
May 9 24.52° C 76.14° F
May 8 24.53° C 76.15° F
May 7 24.51° C 76.12° F
May 6 24.51° C 76.12° F
May 5 24.58° C 76.24° F
May 4 24.71° C 76.48° F
May 3 24.98° C 76.96° F
May 2 25.03° C 77.05° F
May 1 24.94° C 76.89° F
April 30 24.98° C 76.96° F
April 29 25.04° C 77.07° F
April 28 25.18° C 77.32° F
April 27 25.29° C 77.52° F
April 26 25.34° C 77.61° 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 Coolangatta by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Coolangatta.

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

Coolangatta map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Coolangatta

The highest temperature in Australia today is 28.53° C (83.35° F) in Weipa. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 14.45° C (58° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Coolangatta?

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