Crescent Head Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Crescent Head right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Crescent Head, Australia on 28th September 2022.

19.54° C

(67.17° F)

  • yesterday: 19.66° C (67.38° F)
  • a week ago: 20.55° C (68.99° 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 Crescent Head on September 28th over the last 10 years is 20.9° C (69.61° F), with a low temperature of 19.48° C (67.06° F) and a high of 22.19° C (71.94° F).

Analysis and forecast for Crescent Head water temperatures

The water temperature in Crescent Head today is lower than the average temperature of 20.9° C (69.61° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 28th September 2021, was 19.51° C (67.12° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
September 28 19.54° C 67.17° F
September 27 19.66° C 67.38° F
September 26 20.05° C 68.09° F
September 25 19.84° C 67.71° F
September 24 19.96° C 67.93° F
September 23 20.03° C 68.05° F
September 22 20.19° C 68.34° F
September 21 20.55° C 68.99° F
September 20 20.11° C 68.2° F
September 19 20.05° C 68.09° F
September 18 20.07° C 68.13° F
September 17 19.85° C 67.73° F
September 16 19.73° C 67.51° F
September 15 19.7° C 67.46° F
September 14 19.6° C 67.28° F
September 13 19.74° C 67.53° F
September 12 19.57° C 67.23° F
September 11 19.47° C 67.05° F
September 10 19.32° C 66.78° F
September 9 19.18° C 66.52° F
September 8 19.05° C 66.29° F
September 7 18.96° C 66.13° F
September 6 18.88° C 65.98° F
September 5 18.9° C 66.02° F
September 4 18.88° C 65.98° F
September 3 18.87° C 65.97° F
September 2 18.85° C 65.93° F
September 1 18.92° C 66.06° F
August 31 18.79° C 65.82° F
August 30 18.89° C 66° F
August 29 19.14° C 66.45° 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 Crescent Head by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Crescent Head.

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

Crescent Head map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Crescent Head

The highest temperature in Australia today is 28.7° C (83.65° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Flinders Island, where the temperature of the water is 12.18° C (53.92° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Crescent Head?

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