Flinders Island Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Flinders Island right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Flinders Island, Australia on 30th March 2023.

18.97° C

(66.15° F)

  • yesterday: 19.03° C (66.25° F)
  • a week ago: 18.15° C (64.67° 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 Flinders Island on March 30th over the last 10 years is 18.39° C (65.11° F), with a low temperature of 17.54° C (63.57° F) and a high of 19.03° C (66.25° F).

Analysis and forecast for Flinders Island water temperatures

The water temperature in Flinders Island today is higher than the average temperature of 18.39° C (65.11° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 30th March 2022, was 19.03° C (66.25° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
March 30 18.97° C 66.15° F
March 29 19.03° C 66.25° F
March 28 18.68° C 65.62° F
March 27 18.42° C 65.16° F
March 26 18.38° C 65.08° F
March 25 18.39° C 65.1° F
March 24 18.32° C 64.98° F
March 23 18.15° C 64.67° F
March 22 18.3° C 64.94° F
March 21 18.46° C 65.23° F
March 20 18.55° C 65.39° F
March 19 18.64° C 65.55° F
March 18 18.8° C 65.84° F
March 17 18.9° C 66.02° F
March 16 18.96° C 66.13° F
March 15 19.02° C 66.24° F
March 14 18.75° C 65.75° F
March 13 18.54° C 65.37° F
March 12 18.52° C 65.34° F
March 11 18.54° C 65.37° F
March 10 18.62° C 65.52° F
March 9 18.33° C 64.99° F
March 8 18.78° C 65.8° F
March 7 18.97° C 66.15° F
March 6 19.14° C 66.45° F
March 5 19.54° C 67.17° F
March 4 19.33° C 66.79° F
March 3 19.06° C 66.31° F
March 2 19.1° C 66.38° F
March 1 19.13° C 66.43° F
February 28 19.17° C 66.51° 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 Flinders Island by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Flinders Island.

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

Flinders Island map and nearby water temperatures

The highest temperature in Australia today is 32.33° C (90.19° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Bass Strait, where the temperature of the water is 17.16° C (62.89° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Flinders Island?

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