Fingal Bay Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Fingal Bay right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Fingal Bay, Australia on 7th October 2022.

19.42° C

(66.95° F)

  • yesterday: 19.58° C (67.24° F)
  • a week ago: 18.54° C (65.37° 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 Fingal Bay on October 7th over the last 10 years is 19.65° C (67.37° F), with a low temperature of 18.02° C (64.44° F) and a high of 21.77° C (71.19° F).

Analysis and forecast for Fingal Bay water temperatures

The water temperature in Fingal Bay today is lower than the average temperature of 19.65° C (67.37° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 7th October 2021, was 19.44° C (66.99° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
October 7 19.42° C 66.95° F
October 6 19.58° C 67.24° F
October 5 19.09° C 66.36° F
October 4 19.05° C 66.29° F
October 3 18.5° C 65.3° F
October 2 18.46° C 65.23° F
October 1 18.54° C 65.37° F
September 30 18.54° C 65.37° F
September 29 18.71° C 65.68° F
September 28 18.52° C 65.34° F
September 27 18.38° C 65.08° F
September 26 18.27° C 64.89° F
September 25 18.3° C 64.94° F
September 24 18.39° C 65.1° F
September 23 18.46° C 65.23° F
September 22 18.28° C 64.9° F
September 21 18.37° C 65.07° F
September 20 18.4° C 65.12° F
September 19 18.45° C 65.21° F
September 18 18.42° C 65.16° F
September 17 18.33° C 64.99° F
September 16 18.2° C 64.76° F
September 15 18.13° C 64.63° F
September 14 17.99° C 64.38° F
September 13 17.89° C 64.2° F
September 12 17.93° C 64.27° F
September 11 17.94° C 64.29° F
September 10 17.95° C 64.31° F
September 9 17.9° C 64.22° F
September 8 17.88° C 64.18° F
September 7 17.84° C 64.11° 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 Fingal Bay by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Fingal Bay.

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

Fingal Bay map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Fingal Bay

The highest temperature in Australia today is 29.11° C (84.39° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 12.24° C (54.02° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Fingal Bay?

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