Deception Bay Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Deception Bay right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Deception Bay, Australia on 31st May 2023.

21.21° C

(70.19° F)

  • yesterday: 21.58° C (70.85° F)
  • a week ago: 18.96° C (66.13° 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 Deception Bay on May 31st over the last 10 years is 21.49° C (70.67° F), with a low temperature of 20.26° C (68.47° F) and a high of 22.28° C (72.1° F).

Analysis and forecast for Deception Bay water temperatures

The water temperature in Deception Bay today is lower than the average temperature of 21.49° C (70.67° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 31st May 2022, was 21.41° C (70.54° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
May 31 21.21° C 70.19° F
May 30 21.58° C 70.85° F
May 29 18.51° C 65.32° F
May 28 18.86° C 65.95° F
May 27 18.8° C 65.84° F
May 26 18.95° C 66.11° F
May 25 18.98° C 66.16° F
May 24 18.96° C 66.13° F
May 23 18.91° C 66.04° F
May 22 18.76° C 65.77° F
May 21 18.87° C 65.97° F
May 20 19.22° C 66.6° F
May 19 19.37° C 66.87° F
May 18 19.7° C 67.46° F
May 17 19.88° C 67.78° F
May 16 20.02° C 68.04° F
May 15 20.68° C 69.22° F
May 14 20.12° C 68.22° F
May 13 20.16° C 68.29° F
May 12 20.38° C 68.68° F
May 11 20.23° C 68.41° F
May 10 20.18° C 68.32° F
May 9 20.32° C 68.58° F
May 8 20.71° C 69.28° F
May 7 21.1° C 69.98° F
May 6 21.25° C 70.25° F
May 5 21.27° C 70.29° F
May 4 21.33° C 70.39° F
May 3 21.45° C 70.61° F
May 2 21.75° C 71.15° F
May 1 21.9° C 71.42° 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 Deception Bay by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Deception Bay.

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

Deception Bay map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Deception Bay

The highest temperature in Australia today is 29.5° C (85.11° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 14.04° C (57.28° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Deception Bay?

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