Cottesloe Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Cottesloe right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Cottesloe, Australia on 21st April 2024.

21.48° C

(70.67° F)

  • yesterday: 21.43° C (70.58° F)
  • a week ago: 21.87° C (71.37° 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 Cottesloe on April 21st over the last 10 years is 22.06° C (71.72° F), with a low temperature of 20.77° C (69.39° F) and a high of 23.99° C (75.18° F).

Analysis and forecast for Cottesloe water temperatures

The water temperature in Cottesloe today is lower than the average temperature of 22.06° C (71.72° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 21st April 2023, was 21.49° C (70.68° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
April 21 21.48° C 70.67° F
April 20 21.43° C 70.58° F
April 19 21.99° C 71.58° F
April 18 22.13° C 71.83° F
April 17 22° C 71.6° F
April 16 21.9° C 71.42° F
April 15 21.81° C 71.26° F
April 14 21.87° C 71.37° F
April 13 21.94° C 71.49° F
April 12 21.97° C 71.55° F
April 11 21.86° C 71.35° F
April 10 21.8° C 71.24° F
April 9 22.17° C 71.91° F
April 8 21.93° C 71.47° F
April 7 22.24° C 72.03° F
April 6 22.32° C 72.18° F
April 5 22.01° C 71.62° F
April 4 21.57° C 70.83° F
April 3 21.41° C 70.54° F
April 2 21.46° C 70.63° F
April 1 21.63° C 70.93° F
March 31 21.63° C 70.93° F
March 30 21.91° C 71.44° F
March 29 21.91° C 71.44° F
March 28 21.8° C 71.24° F
March 27 21.82° C 71.28° F
March 26 21.53° C 70.75° F
March 25 21.29° C 70.32° F
March 24 21.22° C 70.2° F
March 23 21.24° C 70.23° F
March 22 21.33° C 70.39° 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 Cottesloe by month

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

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

Cottesloe map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Cottesloe

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.12° C (88.02° F) in Gulf of Carpentaria. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 16.22° C (61.2° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Cottesloe?

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