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 26th May 2022.

20.36° C

(68.64° F)

  • yesterday: 20.42° C (68.75° F)
  • a week ago: 22.61° C (72.7° 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 May 26th over the last 10 years is 20.91° C (69.64° F), with a low temperature of 18.49° C (65.28° F) and a high of 22.77° C (72.99° F).

Analysis and forecast for Empire Bay water temperatures

The water temperature in Empire Bay today is lower than the average temperature of 20.91° C (69.64° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 26th May 2021, was 20.24° C (68.43° 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)
May 26 20.36° C 68.64° F
May 25 20.42° C 68.75° F
May 24 22.62° C 72.72° F
May 23 22.69° C 72.84° F
May 22 22.72° C 72.9° F
May 21 23.14° C 73.65° F
May 20 22.95° C 73.31° F
May 19 22.61° C 72.7° F
May 18 22.45° C 72.41° F
May 17 22.05° C 71.69° F
May 16 21.94° C 71.49° F
May 15 22.09° C 71.76° F
May 14 22.34° C 72.21° F
May 13 22.86° C 73.15° F
May 12 23.38° C 74.08° F
May 11 23.43° C 74.17° F
May 10 23.38° C 74.08° F
May 9 23.03° C 73.45° F
May 8 23.09° C 73.56° F
May 7 23.08° C 73.54° F
May 6 23.13° C 73.63° F
May 5 23.19° C 73.74° F
May 4 23° C 73.4° F
May 3 22.79° C 73.02° F
May 2 22.85° C 73.13° F
May 1 23.06° C 73.51° F
April 30 23.3° C 73.94° F
April 29 23.58° C 74.44° F
April 28 23.66° C 74.59° F
April 27 23.73° C 74.71° F
April 26 23.57° C 74.43° 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 28.99° C (84.18° F) in Weipa. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 14.12° C (57.41° 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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