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 25th June 2024.

13.37° C

(56.07° F)

  • yesterday: 13.86° C (56.95° F)
  • a week ago: 14.13° C (57.43° 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 June 25th over the last 10 years is 13.59° C (56.46° F), with a low temperature of 12.95° C (55.31° F) and a high of 14.23° C (57.61° F).

Analysis and forecast for Flinders Island water temperatures

The water temperature in Flinders Island today is lower than the average temperature of 13.59° C (56.46° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 25th June 2023, was 13.36° C (56.05° 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)
June 25 13.37° C 56.07° F
June 24 13.86° C 56.95° F
June 24 13.86° C 56.95° F
June 23 13.93° C 57.07° F
June 22 14.01° C 57.22° F
June 21 13.95° C 57.11° F
June 20 14.05° C 57.29° F
June 19 13.98° C 57.16° F
June 18 14.13° C 57.43° F
June 17 14.26° C 57.67° F
June 16 14.18° C 57.52° F
June 15 14.14° C 57.45° F
June 14 14.29° C 57.72° F
June 13 14.68° C 58.42° F
June 12 14.87° C 58.77° F
June 11 15.03° C 59.05° F
June 10 15.06° C 59.11° F
June 9 15.12° C 59.22° F
June 8 15.06° C 59.11° F
June 7 15.03° C 59.05° F
June 6 15.12° C 59.22° F
June 5 15.1° C 59.18° F
June 4 15.12° C 59.22° F
June 3 15.2° C 59.36° F
June 2 15.5° C 59.9° F
June 1 15.54° C 59.97° F
May 31 15.58° C 60.04° F
May 30 15.71° C 60.28° F
May 29 15.84° C 60.51° F
May 28 15.73° C 60.31° 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 26.65° C (79.98° F) in Port Musgrave. The lowest is in Balnarring, where the temperature of the water is 12.7° C (54.87° 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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