Esperance Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Esperance right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Esperance, Australia on 26th May 2022.

19.28° C

(66.71° F)

  • yesterday: 19.49° C (67.08° F)
  • a week ago: 19.22° C (66.6° 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 Esperance on May 26th over the last 10 years is 18.93° C (66.07° F), with a low temperature of 17.7° C (63.86° F) and a high of 20.51° C (68.92° F).

Analysis and forecast for Esperance water temperatures

The water temperature in Esperance today is higher than the average temperature of 18.93° C (66.07° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 26th May 2021, was 19.3° C (66.74° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
May 26 19.28° C 66.71° F
May 25 19.49° C 67.08° F
May 24 18.76° C 65.77° F
May 23 18.88° C 65.98° F
May 22 18.95° C 66.11° F
May 21 19.09° C 66.36° F
May 20 19.12° C 66.42° F
May 19 19.22° C 66.6° F
May 18 19.1° C 66.38° F
May 17 19.17° C 66.51° F
May 16 19.12° C 66.42° F
May 15 18.96° C 66.13° F
May 14 19.17° C 66.51° F
May 13 19.12° C 66.42° F
May 12 18.33° C 64.99° F
May 11 19.46° C 67.03° F
May 10 19.68° C 67.42° F
May 9 19.64° C 67.35° F
May 8 19.59° C 67.26° F
May 7 19.56° C 67.21° F
May 6 19.55° C 67.19° F
May 5 19.54° C 67.17° F
May 4 19.51° C 67.12° F
May 3 19.78° C 67.6° F
May 2 19.86° C 67.75° F
May 1 19.84° C 67.71° F
April 30 19.75° C 67.55° F
April 29 19.73° C 67.51° F
April 28 19.8° C 67.64° F
April 27 19.8° C 67.64° F
April 26 19.81° C 67.66° 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 Esperance by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Esperance.

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

Esperance map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Esperance

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 Esperance?

The ocean covers about 71% of the Earth's surface, and scientists record the sea surface temperature (SST) of locations such as Esperance 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 Esperance 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 Esperance 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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