Exmouth Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Exmouth right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Exmouth, Australia on 24th May 2024.

26.16° C

(79.09° F)

  • yesterday: 27.06° C (80.71° F)
  • a week ago: 27.21° C (80.98° 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 Exmouth on May 24th over the last 10 years is 26.57° C (79.82° F), with a low temperature of 25.51° C (77.92° F) and a high of 27.48° C (81.46° F).

Analysis and forecast for Exmouth water temperatures

The water temperature in Exmouth today is lower than the average temperature of 26.57° C (79.82° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 24th May 2023, was 26.13° C (79.03° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
May 24 26.16° C 79.09° F
May 23 27.06° C 80.71° F
May 23 27.06° C 80.71° F
May 22 27° C 80.6° F
May 21 27.17° C 80.91° F
May 20 27.2° C 80.96° F
May 19 27.38° C 81.28° F
May 18 27.48° C 81.46° F
May 17 27.21° C 80.98° F
May 16 27.13° C 80.83° F
May 15 27.07° C 80.73° F
May 14 26.93° C 80.47° F
May 13 27.16° C 80.89° F
May 12 27.24° C 81.03° F
May 11 27.21° C 80.98° F
May 10 27.38° C 81.28° F
May 9 27.37° C 81.27° F
May 8 27.4° C 81.32° F
May 7 27.44° C 81.39° F
May 6 27.55° C 81.59° F
May 5 27.78° C 82° F
May 4 28.05° C 82.49° F
May 3 28.05° C 82.49° F
May 2 28.14° C 82.65° F
May 1 28.34° C 83.01° F
April 30 28.46° C 83.23° F
April 29 28.39° C 83.1° F
April 28 28.04° C 82.47° F
April 27 27.95° C 82.31° F
April 26 28.06° C 82.51° 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 Exmouth by month

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

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

Exmouth map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Exmouth

The highest temperature in Australia today is 28.44° C (83.2° F) in Weipa. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 14.36° C (57.85° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Exmouth?

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