Flinders Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Flinders right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Flinders, Australia on 8th December 2022.

18.35° C

(65.03° F)

  • yesterday: 18.39° C (65.1° F)
  • a week ago: 17.04° C (62.67° 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 on December 8th over the last 10 years is 18.38° C (65.08° F), with a low temperature of 17° C (62.6° F) and a high of 19.28° C (66.7° F).

Analysis and forecast for Flinders water temperatures

The water temperature in Flinders today is lower than the average temperature of 18.38° C (65.08° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 8th December 2021, was 18.45° C (65.21° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
December 8 18.35° C 65.03° F
December 7 18.39° C 65.1° F
December 6 18.46° C 65.23° F
December 5 18.47° C 65.25° F
December 4 18.89° C 66° F
December 3 18.69° C 65.64° F
December 2 17.54° C 63.57° F
December 1 17.04° C 62.67° F
November 30 17.08° C 62.74° F
November 29 16.81° C 62.26° F
November 28 16.69° C 62.04° F
November 27 16.69° C 62.04° F
November 26 16.66° C 61.99° F
November 25 16.47° C 61.65° F
November 24 16.15° C 61.07° F
November 23 15.98° C 60.76° F
November 22 16.12° C 61.02° F
November 21 16.38° C 61.48° F
November 20 16.75° C 62.15° F
November 19 16.87° C 62.37° F
November 18 17° C 62.6° F
November 17 16.67° C 62.01° F
November 16 16.67° C 62.01° F
November 15 16.95° C 62.51° F
November 14 17.22° C 63° F
November 13 17.68° C 63.82° F
November 12 17.88° C 64.18° F
November 11 17.95° C 64.31° F
November 10 18.66° C 65.59° F
November 9 18.82° C 65.88° F
November 8 17.94° C 64.29° 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 by month

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

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

Flinders map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Flinders

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.14° C (88.05° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 14.55° C (58.19° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Flinders?

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