Empire Bay Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Empire Bay right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Empire Bay, Australia on 8th December 2023.

20.29° C

(68.52° F)

  • yesterday: 20.34° C (68.61° F)
  • a week ago: 21.54° C (70.77° 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 Empire Bay on December 8th over the last 10 years is 20.84° C (69.51° F), with a low temperature of 19.28° C (66.7° F) and a high of 21.83° C (71.29° F).

Analysis and forecast for Empire Bay water temperatures

The water temperature in Empire Bay today is lower than the average temperature of 20.84° C (69.51° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 8th December 2022, was 20.22° C (68.4° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
December 8 20.29° C 68.52° F
December 7 20.34° C 68.61° F
December 6 21.83° C 71.29° F
December 5 21.82° C 71.28° F
December 4 21.56° C 70.81° F
December 3 21.36° C 70.45° F
December 2 21.49° C 70.68° F
December 1 21.54° C 70.77° F
November 30 21.27° C 70.29° F
November 29 21.29° C 70.32° F
November 28 21.77° C 71.19° F
November 27 21.29° C 70.32° F
November 26 21.31° C 70.36° F
November 25 21.39° C 70.5° F
November 24 21.26° C 70.27° F
November 23 21.14° C 70.05° F
November 22 20.93° C 69.67° F
November 21 21.12° C 70.02° F
November 20 20.82° C 69.48° F
November 19 20.65° C 69.17° F
November 18 20.59° C 69.06° F
November 17 20.47° C 68.85° F
November 16 20.41° C 68.74° F
November 15 20.36° C 68.65° F
November 14 20.26° C 68.47° F
November 13 20.14° C 68.25° F
November 12 20.26° C 68.47° F
November 11 20.3° C 68.54° F
November 10 20.43° C 68.77° F
November 9 20.45° C 68.81° F
November 8 20.27° C 68.49° 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 Empire Bay by month

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

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

Empire Bay map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Empire Bay

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.38° C (88.48° F) in Gulf of Carpentaria. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 13.47° C (56.24° F).

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

The ocean covers about 71% of the Earth's surface, and scientists record the sea surface temperature (SST) of locations such as Empire 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 Empire 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 Empire 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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  • "Empire Bay Sea Temperature". SeaTemperatures.net. Accessed on December 8, 2023. http://seatemperatures.net/australia-and-oceania/australia/empire-bay/.

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