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 27th January 2023.

21.55° C

(70.8° F)

  • yesterday: 21.38° C (70.49° F)
  • a week ago: 18.32° C (64.98° 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 Encounter Bay on January 27th over the last 10 years is 20.31° C (68.56° F), with a low temperature of 19.08° C (66.34° F) and a high of 21.61° C (70.9° F).

Analysis and forecast for Encounter Bay water temperatures

The water temperature in Encounter Bay today is higher than the average temperature of 20.31° C (68.56° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 27th January 2022, was 21.61° C (70.9° 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)
January 27 21.55° C 70.8° F
January 26 21.38° C 70.49° F
January 25 18.55° C 65.39° F
January 24 18.43° C 65.17° F
January 23 18.35° C 65.03° F
January 22 18.29° C 64.92° F
January 21 18.17° C 64.71° F
January 20 18.32° C 64.98° F
January 19 18.46° C 65.23° F
January 18 18.64° C 65.55° F
January 17 19.79° C 67.62° F
January 16 19.63° C 67.33° F
January 15 19.6° C 67.28° F
January 14 20.97° C 69.75° F
January 13 20.96° C 69.73° F
January 12 19.94° C 67.89° F
January 11 19.46° C 67.03° F
January 10 19.27° C 66.69° F
January 9 19.48° C 67.06° F
January 8 20.16° C 68.29° F
January 7 19.98° C 67.96° F
January 6 18.97° C 66.15° F
January 5 18.71° C 65.68° F
January 4 18.81° C 65.86° F
January 3 18.86° C 65.95° F
January 2 19.18° C 66.52° F
January 1 19.35° C 66.83° F
December 31 18.78° C 65.8° F
December 30 18.52° C 65.34° F
December 29 18.74° C 65.73° F
December 28 19.34° C 66.81° 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

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.13° C (88.04° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Bass Strait, where the temperature of the water is 16.73° C (62.12° F).

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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