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 26th May 2022.

16.19° C

(61.15° F)

  • yesterday: 15.69° C (60.24° F)
  • a week ago: 16.28° C (61.3° 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 May 26th over the last 10 years is 16.36° C (61.44° F), with a low temperature of 15.63° C (60.13° F) and a high of 17.38° C (63.28° F).

Analysis and forecast for Encounter Bay water temperatures

The water temperature in Encounter Bay today is lower than the average temperature of 16.36° C (61.44° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 26th May 2021, was 16.21° C (61.18° 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)
May 26 16.19° C 61.15° F
May 25 15.69° C 60.24° F
May 25 15.69° C 60.24° F
May 24 15.75° C 60.35° F
May 23 15.81° C 60.46° F
May 22 15.82° C 60.48° F
May 21 15.87° C 60.57° F
May 20 15.99° C 60.78° F
May 19 16.28° C 61.3° F
May 18 16.28° C 61.3° F
May 17 16.11° C 61° F
May 16 16.25° C 61.25° F
May 15 16.21° C 61.18° F
May 14 16.15° C 61.07° F
May 13 15.98° C 60.76° F
May 12 16.09° C 60.96° F
May 11 16.19° C 61.14° F
May 10 16.15° C 61.07° F
May 9 16.11° C 61° F
May 8 16.13° C 61.03° F
May 7 16.13° C 61.03° F
May 6 16.18° C 61.12° F
May 5 16.33° C 61.39° F
May 4 16.5° C 61.7° F
May 3 16.66° C 61.99° F
May 2 16.71° C 62.08° F
May 1 16.68° C 62.02° F
April 30 16.68° C 62.02° F
April 29 16.83° C 62.29° F
April 28 16.98° C 62.56° 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 28.85° C (83.93° F) in Weipa. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 13.98° C (57.17° 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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