Cronulla Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Cronulla right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Cronulla, Australia on 29th February 2024.

24.79° C

(76.62° F)

  • yesterday: 24.89° C (76.8° F)
  • a week ago: 24.28° C (75.7° 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 Cronulla on February 29th over the last 10 years is 23.29° C (73.93° F), with a low temperature of 22.16° C (71.89° F) and a high of 25.17° C (77.31° F).

Analysis and forecast for Cronulla water temperatures

The water temperature in Cronulla today is higher than the average temperature of 23.29° C (73.93° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 1st March 2023, was 24.83° C (76.69° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
February 29 24.79° C 76.62° F
February 28 24.89° C 76.8° F
February 27 24.14° C 75.45° F
February 26 24.71° C 76.48° F
February 25 24.55° C 76.19° F
February 24 24.48° C 76.06° F
February 23 25.18° C 77.32° F
February 22 24.28° C 75.7° F
February 21 24.17° C 75.51° F
February 20 24.38° C 75.88° F
February 19 24.43° C 75.97° F
February 18 24.82° C 76.68° F
February 17 24.44° C 75.99° F
February 16 24.13° C 75.43° F
February 15 23.55° C 74.39° F
February 14 23.53° C 74.35° F
February 13 24.18° C 75.52° F
February 12 24.13° C 75.43° F
February 11 24.1° C 75.38° F
February 10 24.33° C 75.79° F
February 9 24.52° C 76.14° F
February 8 24.53° C 76.15° F
February 7 24.6° C 76.28° F
February 6 24.53° C 76.15° F
February 5 24.62° C 76.32° F
February 4 24.65° C 76.37° F
February 3 24.52° C 76.14° F
February 2 24.41° C 75.94° F
February 1 24.2° C 75.56° F
January 31 24.03° C 75.25° F
January 30 23.94° C 75.09° 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 Cronulla by month

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

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

Cronulla map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Cronulla

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.46° C (88.63° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 16.85° C (62.33° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Cronulla?

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