Elwood Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Elwood right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Elwood, Australia on 28th January 2023.

22.69° C

(72.85° F)

  • yesterday: 23.29° C (73.93° F)
  • a week ago: 20.43° C (68.77° 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 Elwood on January 28th over the last 10 years is 21.41° C (70.53° F), with a low temperature of 20.09° C (68.16° F) and a high of 23.74° C (74.73° F).

Analysis and forecast for Elwood water temperatures

The water temperature in Elwood today is higher than the average temperature of 21.41° C (70.53° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 28th January 2022, was 22.74° C (72.93° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
January 28 22.69° C 72.85° F
January 27 23.29° C 73.93° F
January 26 21.15° C 70.07° F
January 25 21.21° C 70.18° F
January 24 21.23° C 70.21° F
January 23 21.3° C 70.34° F
January 22 20.67° C 69.21° F
January 21 20.43° C 68.77° F
January 20 20.64° C 69.15° F
January 19 20.68° C 69.22° F
January 18 21.07° C 69.93° F
January 17 22.49° C 72.48° F
January 16 21.9° C 71.42° F
January 15 21.35° C 70.43° F
January 14 21.9° C 71.42° F
January 13 21.17° C 70.11° F
January 12 20.55° C 68.99° F
January 11 20.42° C 68.76° F
January 10 20.18° C 68.32° F
January 9 19.92° C 67.86° F
January 8 20.25° C 68.45° F
January 7 20.02° C 68.04° F
January 6 19.65° C 67.37° F
January 5 19.65° C 67.37° F
January 4 19.86° C 67.75° F
January 3 20.42° C 68.76° F
January 2 20.82° C 69.48° F
January 1 20.87° C 69.57° F
December 31 20.15° C 68.27° F
December 30 19.72° C 67.5° F
December 29 19.5° C 67.1° 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 Elwood by month

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

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

Elwood map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Elwood

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.28° C (88.31° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Bass Strait, where the temperature of the water is 16.87° C (62.37° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Elwood?

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