Ettalong Beach Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Ettalong Beach right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Ettalong Beach, Australia on 6th February 2023.

25.65° C

(78.18° F)

  • yesterday: 25.74° C (78.34° F)
  • a week ago: 24.33° C (75.79° F)

This water temperature is comparable to that of a swimming pool, but it might be higher than most open water swimmers prefer for serious swimming. Make sure to drink plenty of water before and after swimming and don't wear a wetsuit to avoid overheating.

The average sea temperature for Ettalong Beach on February 6th over the last 10 years is 23.57° C (74.43° F), with a low temperature of 20.9° C (69.62° F) and a high of 25.66° C (78.19° F).

Analysis and forecast for Ettalong Beach water temperatures

The water temperature in Ettalong Beach today is higher than the average temperature of 23.57° C (74.43° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 6th February 2022, was 25.66° C (78.19° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
February 6 25.65° C 78.18° F
February 5 25.74° C 78.34° F
February 4 23.78° C 74.8° F
February 3 23.99° C 75.18° F
February 2 24.2° C 75.56° F
February 1 24.02° C 75.24° F
January 31 24.03° C 75.25° F
January 30 24.33° C 75.79° F
January 29 24.66° C 76.39° F
January 28 24.36° C 75.85° F
January 27 24.23° C 75.61° F
January 26 24.41° C 75.94° F
January 25 24.4° C 75.92° F
January 24 24.24° C 75.63° F
January 23 24.33° C 75.79° F
January 22 24.44° C 75.99° F
January 21 24.24° C 75.63° F
January 20 24.27° C 75.69° F
January 19 24.22° C 75.6° F
January 18 23.88° C 74.98° F
January 17 23.85° C 74.93° F
January 16 23.82° C 74.88° F
January 15 23.65° C 74.57° F
January 14 23.39° C 74.1° F
January 13 23.19° C 73.74° F
January 12 23.15° C 73.67° F
January 11 23.27° C 73.89° F
January 10 23.34° C 74.01° F
January 9 23.52° C 74.34° F
January 8 23.42° C 74.16° F
January 7 23.24° C 73.83° 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 Ettalong Beach by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Ettalong Beach.

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

Ettalong Beach map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Ettalong Beach

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.69° C (89.05° F) in Gulf of Carpentaria. The lowest is in Bass Strait, where the temperature of the water is 17.55° C (63.6° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Ettalong Beach?

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