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 30th January 2023.

27.13° C

(80.83° F)

  • yesterday: 26.87° C (80.36° F)
  • a week ago: 25.54° C (77.97° F)

This water temperature is comparable to that of a swimming pool, but it might be higher than most open water swimmers prefer for serious swimming. Make sure to drink plenty of water before and after swimming and don't wear a wetsuit to avoid overheating.

The average sea temperature for Crescent Head on January 30th over the last 10 years is 25.31° C (77.55° F), with a low temperature of 20.6° C (69.08° F) and a high of 27.67° C (81.81° F).

Analysis and forecast for Crescent Head water temperatures

The water temperature in Crescent Head today is higher than the average temperature of 25.31° C (77.55° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 30th January 2022, was 27.15° C (80.87° 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)
January 30 27.13° C 80.83° F
January 29 26.87° C 80.36° F
January 28 26.72° C 80.1° F
January 27 26.69° C 80.04° F
January 26 26.43° C 79.57° F
January 25 26.03° C 78.85° F
January 24 25.7° C 78.26° F
January 23 25.54° C 77.97° F
January 22 25.45° C 77.81° F
January 21 25.66° C 78.19° F
January 20 25.8° C 78.44° F
January 19 26.02° C 78.84° F
January 18 25.75° C 78.35° F
January 17 25.89° C 78.6° F
January 16 25.7° C 78.26° F
January 15 25.44° C 77.79° F
January 14 25.16° C 77.29° F
January 13 25.03° C 77.05° F
January 12 24.78° C 76.6° F
January 11 24.72° C 76.5° F
January 10 24.74° C 76.53° F
January 9 24.8° C 76.64° F
January 8 24.75° C 76.55° F
January 7 24.68° C 76.42° F
January 6 24.77° C 76.59° F
January 5 24.62° C 76.32° F
January 4 24.49° C 76.08° F
January 3 24.54° C 76.17° F
January 2 24.57° C 76.23° F
January 1 24.52° C 76.14° F
December 31 24.5° C 76.1° 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 31.26° C (88.26° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Bass Strait, where the temperature of the water is 17.08° C (62.74° 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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