Encounter Bay Sea Temperature
Looking to find out what the sea water temperature in Encounter Bay is for today and the next few days? Below are data and charts that will give you information about sea temperatures in Encounter Bay and nearby locations.
Water temperature in Encounter Bay right now
Below is the current sea temperature for Encounter Bay, Australia on 8th December 2023.
- yesterday: 17.35° C (63.23° F)
- a week ago: 16.39° C (61.5° F)
At this temperature, water will feel cold compared to a swimming pool, but with a bit of experience and practice most people will find the water relatively comfortable to swim in.
The average sea temperature for Encounter Bay on December 8th over the last 10 years is 17.66° C (63.79° F), with a low temperature of 16.74° C (62.13° F) and a high of 18.59° C (65.46° F).
Analysis and forecast for Encounter Bay water temperatures
The water temperature in Encounter Bay today is lower than the average temperature of 17.66° C (63.79° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 8th December 2022, was 17.23° C (63.01° F).
The chart and table below shows the change in water temperature in Encounter Bay over the last 30 days:
|Date||Temperature (Celsius)||Temperature (Fahrenheit)|
|December 8||17.2° C||62.96° F|
|December 7||17.35° C||63.23° F|
|December 6||18.03° C||64.45° F|
|December 5||17.8° C||64.04° F|
|December 4||18.2° C||64.76° F|
|December 3||17.09° C||62.76° F|
|December 2||16.63° C||61.93° F|
|December 1||16.39° C||61.5° F|
|November 30||16.24° C||61.23° F|
|November 29||16.44° C||61.59° F|
|November 28||16.23° C||61.21° F|
|November 27||16.47° C||61.65° F|
|November 26||16.57° C||61.83° F|
|November 25||16.76° C||62.17° F|
|November 24||16.99° C||62.58° F|
|November 23||17.06° C||62.71° F|
|November 22||16.64° C||61.95° F|
|November 21||17.04° C||62.67° F|
|November 20||16.86° C||62.35° F|
|November 19||16.77° C||62.19° F|
|November 18||16.65° C||61.97° F|
|November 17||16.66° C||61.99° F|
|November 16||16.78° C||62.2° F|
|November 15||16.96° C||62.53° F|
|November 14||16.98° C||62.56° F|
|November 13||16.89° C||62.4° F|
|November 12||16.59° C||61.86° F|
|November 11||16.55° C||61.79° F|
|November 10||16.57° C||61.83° F|
|November 9||16.48° C||61.66° F|
|November 8||16.28° C||61.3° 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 Encounter Bay by month
The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Encounter Bay.
For more detailed information on how the sea temperature in Encounter Bay changes for each month of the year, choose from the months below.
Encounter Bay map and nearby water temperatures
Locations near Encounter Bay
Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Encounter Bay?
The ocean covers about 71% of the Earth's surface, and scientists record the sea surface temperature (SST) of locations such as Encounter 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 Encounter 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 Encounter 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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