Dunsborough Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Dunsborough right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Dunsborough, Australia on 5th March 2024.

21.27° C

(70.28° F)

  • yesterday: 21.82° C (71.27° F)
  • a week ago: 20.92° C (69.66° 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 Dunsborough on March 5th over the last 10 years is 21.71° C (71.07° F), with a low temperature of 20.25° C (68.45° F) and a high of 24.65° C (76.37° F).

Analysis and forecast for Dunsborough water temperatures

The water temperature in Dunsborough today is lower than the average temperature of 21.71° C (71.07° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 5th March 2023, was 21.32° C (70.38° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
March 5 21.27° C 70.28° F
March 4 21.82° C 71.27° F
March 3 21.92° C 71.46° F
March 2 21.35° C 70.43° F
March 1 20.92° C 69.66° F
February 29 20.97° C 69.75° F
February 28 21.14° C 70.05° F
February 27 20.92° C 69.66° F
February 26 20.62° C 69.12° F
February 25 20.76° C 69.37° F
February 24 20.67° C 69.21° F
February 23 21.1° C 69.98° F
February 22 21.18° C 70.12° F
February 21 21.13° C 70.03° F
February 20 22.06° C 71.71° F
February 19 21.23° C 70.21° F
February 18 20.96° C 69.73° F
February 17 21.03° C 69.85° F
February 16 20.41° C 68.74° F
February 15 20.9° C 69.62° F
February 14 20.31° C 68.56° F
February 13 20.2° C 68.36° F
February 12 20.48° C 68.86° F
February 11 20.86° C 69.55° F
February 10 21.13° C 70.03° F
February 9 20.81° C 69.46° F
February 8 20.57° C 69.03° F
February 7 20.35° C 68.63° F
February 6 19.97° C 67.95° F
February 5 20.05° C 68.09° F
February 4 20.53° C 68.95° 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 Dunsborough by month

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

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

Dunsborough map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Dunsborough

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.55° C (88.78° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 16.9° C (62.41° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Dunsborough?

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