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 1st December 2023.

23.15° C

(73.67° F)

  • yesterday: 23.11° C (73.59° F)
  • a week ago: 22.17° C (71.91° 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 Crescent Head on December 1st over the last 10 years is 23.37° C (74.06° F), with a low temperature of 22.49° C (72.48° F) and a high of 24.3° C (75.74° F).

Analysis and forecast for Crescent Head water temperatures

The water temperature in Crescent Head today is lower than the average temperature of 23.37° C (74.06° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 1st December 2022, was 23.17° C (73.71° 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)
December 1 23.15° C 73.67° F
November 30 23.11° C 73.59° F
November 29 22.63° C 72.73° F
November 28 22.7° C 72.86° F
November 27 22.95° C 73.31° F
November 26 22.31° C 72.16° F
November 25 22.43° C 72.37° F
November 24 22.17° C 71.91° F
November 23 22.54° C 72.57° F
November 22 22.54° C 72.57° F
November 21 22.3° C 72.14° F
November 20 21.91° C 71.44° F
November 19 21.97° C 71.55° F
November 18 22.08° C 71.74° F
November 17 22.13° C 71.83° F
November 16 21.68° C 71.02° F
November 15 21.22° C 70.2° F
November 14 20.87° C 69.57° F
November 13 20.82° C 69.48° F
November 12 21.08° C 69.94° F
November 11 21.4° C 70.52° F
November 10 21.73° C 71.11° F
November 9 22.16° C 71.89° F
November 8 22.27° C 72.09° F
November 7 22.48° C 72.46° F
November 6 22.66° C 72.79° F
November 5 22.85° C 73.13° F
November 4 22.71° C 72.88° F
November 3 22.65° C 72.77° F
November 2 22.48° C 72.46° F
November 1 22.33° C 72.19° 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 31.3° C (88.34° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 13.19° C (55.74° 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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