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 24th May 2024.

21.34° C

(70.4° F)

  • yesterday: 23.7° C (74.66° F)
  • a week ago: 23.34° C (74.01° 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 May 24th over the last 10 years is 22.86° C (73.15° F), with a low temperature of 21.25° C (70.25° F) and a high of 23.84° C (74.91° F).

Analysis and forecast for Crescent Head water temperatures

The water temperature in Crescent Head today is lower than the average temperature of 22.86° C (73.15° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 24th May 2023, was 21.25° C (70.25° 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)
May 24 21.34° C 70.4° F
May 23 23.7° C 74.66° F
May 23 23.7° C 74.66° F
May 22 23.66° C 74.59° F
May 21 23.36° C 74.05° F
May 20 23.18° C 73.72° F
May 19 23.31° C 73.96° F
May 18 23.29° C 73.92° F
May 17 23.34° C 74.01° F
May 16 23.69° C 74.64° F
May 15 23.37° C 74.07° F
May 14 23.1° C 73.58° F
May 13 23.21° C 73.78° F
May 12 23.41° C 74.14° F
May 11 23.43° C 74.17° F
May 10 23.5° C 74.3° F
May 9 23.66° C 74.59° F
May 8 23.69° C 74.64° F
May 7 23.7° C 74.66° F
May 6 23.73° C 74.71° F
May 5 23.71° C 74.68° F
May 4 23.75° C 74.75° F
May 3 23.82° C 74.88° F
May 2 23.96° C 75.13° F
May 1 24.11° C 75.4° F
April 30 24.27° C 75.69° F
April 29 24.31° C 75.76° F
April 28 24.33° C 75.79° F
April 27 24.38° C 75.88° F
April 26 24.45° C 76.01° 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 28.5° C (83.29° F) in Weipa. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 14.42° C (57.95° 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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