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 26th September 2023.
- yesterday: 12.83° C (55.1° F)
- a week ago: 13.71° C (56.68° F)
Water at this temperature is cold and will feel very cold initially, but the body will get used to it and longer swims are possible. Experienced swimmers can manage several hours of swimming, however hypothermia is still a very big risk.
The average sea temperature for Flinders Island on September 26th over the last 10 years is 12.63° C (54.73° F), with a low temperature of 11.78° C (53.2° F) and a high of 13.24° C (55.83° F).
Analysis and forecast for Flinders Island water temperatures
The water temperature in Flinders Island today is higher than the average temperature of 12.63° C (54.73° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 26th September 2022, was 12.77° C (54.99° 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)|
|September 26||12.87° C||55.17° F|
|September 25||12.83° C||55.1° F|
|September 24||13.51° C||56.32° F|
|September 23||13.54° C||56.37° F|
|September 22||13.38° C||56.08° F|
|September 21||13.14° C||55.65° F|
|September 20||13.36° C||56.05° F|
|September 19||13.71° C||56.68° F|
|September 18||13.31° C||55.96° F|
|September 17||13.16° C||55.69° F|
|September 16||13.43° C||56.17° F|
|September 15||13.42° C||56.16° F|
|September 14||13.29° C||55.92° F|
|September 13||12.97° C||55.35° F|
|September 12||12.83° C||55.09° F|
|September 11||12.81° C||55.06° F|
|September 10||12.77° C||54.99° F|
|September 9||12.64° C||54.75° F|
|September 8||12.88° C||55.18° F|
|September 7||13.03° C||55.45° F|
|September 6||13.01° C||55.42° F|
|September 5||12.91° C||55.24° F|
|September 4||12.86° C||55.15° F|
|September 3||12.87° C||55.17° F|
|September 2||12.89° C||55.2° F|
|September 1||12.79° C||55.02° F|
|August 31||12.85° C||55.13° F|
|August 30||12.9° C||55.22° F|
|August 29||12.92° C||55.26° F|
|August 28||12.81° C||55.06° F|
|August 27||12.64° C||54.75° 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
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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