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 September 2022.

12.87° C

(55.16° F)

  • yesterday: 12.78° C (55° F)
  • a week ago: 12.64° C (54.75° F)

Water at this temperature is cold and will feel very cold initially, but the body will get used to it and longer swims are possible. Experienced swimmers can manage several hours of swimming, however hypothermia is still a very big risk.

The average sea temperature for Elwood on September 28th over the last 10 years is 13° C (55.39° F), with a low temperature of 12.07° C (53.73° F) and a high of 13.99° C (57.18° F).

Analysis and forecast for Elwood water temperatures

The water temperature in Elwood today is lower than the average temperature of 13° C (55.39° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 28th September 2021, was 12.86° C (55.15° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
September 28 12.87° C 55.16° F
September 27 12.78° C 55° F
September 26 13.38° C 56.08° F
September 25 13.44° C 56.19° F
September 24 13.1° C 55.58° F
September 23 13.06° C 55.51° F
September 22 12.94° C 55.29° F
September 21 12.64° C 54.75° F
September 20 12.35° C 54.23° F
September 19 12.28° C 54.1° F
September 18 12.19° C 53.94° F
September 17 12.34° C 54.21° F
September 16 12.49° C 54.48° F
September 15 12.39° C 54.3° F
September 14 12.26° C 54.07° F
September 13 12.4° C 54.32° F
September 12 12.35° C 54.23° F
September 11 12.34° C 54.21° F
September 10 12.38° C 54.28° F
September 9 12.47° C 54.45° F
September 8 12.43° C 54.37° F
September 7 12.34° C 54.21° F
September 6 12.01° C 53.62° F
September 5 11.96° C 53.53° F
September 4 11.96° C 53.53° F
September 3 11.89° C 53.4° F
September 2 11.79° C 53.22° F
September 1 11.93° C 53.47° F
August 31 11.72° C 53.1° F
August 30 11.64° C 52.95° F
August 29 11.79° C 53.22° 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 28.68° C (83.62° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Flinders Island, where the temperature of the water is 12.16° C (53.88° 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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