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 8th December 2022.

15.78° C

(60.41° F)

  • yesterday: 15.82° C (60.48° F)
  • a week ago: 15.43° C (59.77° 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 December 8th over the last 10 years is 15.92° C (60.65° F), with a low temperature of 14.71° C (58.48° F) and a high of 17.1° C (62.78° F).

Analysis and forecast for Flinders Island water temperatures

The water temperature in Flinders Island today is lower than the average temperature of 15.92° C (60.65° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 8th December 2021, was 15.83° C (60.49° 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)
December 8 15.78° C 60.41° F
December 7 15.82° C 60.48° F
December 6 15.74° C 60.33° F
December 5 15.8° C 60.44° F
December 4 15.62° C 60.12° F
December 3 15.7° C 60.26° F
December 2 15.47° C 59.85° F
December 1 15.43° C 59.77° F
November 30 15.57° C 60.03° F
November 29 15.52° C 59.94° F
November 28 15.44° C 59.79° F
November 27 15.75° C 60.35° F
November 26 15.48° C 59.86° F
November 25 15.25° C 59.45° F
November 24 14.98° C 58.96° F
November 23 14.93° C 58.87° F
November 22 15.2° C 59.36° F
November 21 15.31° C 59.56° F
November 20 15.5° C 59.9° F
November 19 15.53° C 59.95° F
November 18 15.35° C 59.63° F
November 17 15.19° C 59.34° F
November 16 15.06° C 59.11° F
November 15 15.04° C 59.07° F
November 14 15.14° C 59.25° F
November 13 15.15° C 59.27° F
November 12 15.13° C 59.23° F
November 11 15.38° C 59.68° F
November 10 15.41° C 59.74° F
November 9 15.45° C 59.81° F
November 8 15.66° C 60.19° 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 31.19° C (88.15° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 14.6° C (58.28° 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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