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 30th March 2023.

20.29° C

(68.52° F)

  • yesterday: 20.43° C (68.78° F)
  • a week ago: 19.84° C (67.71° F)

Water at this temperature is very pleasant to swim in and if you tend to wear a wetsuit when swimming, you might consider removing it now to avoid the body overheating.

The average sea temperature for Flinders on March 30th over the last 10 years is 19.3° C (66.75° F), with a low temperature of 18.51° C (65.32° F) and a high of 20.34° C (68.61° F).

Analysis and forecast for Flinders water temperatures

The water temperature in Flinders today is higher than the average temperature of 19.3° C (66.75° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 30th March 2022, was 20.34° C (68.61° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
March 30 20.29° C 68.52° F
March 29 20.43° C 68.78° F
March 28 19.51° C 67.12° F
March 27 19.41° C 66.94° F
March 26 19.73° C 67.51° F
March 25 19.63° C 67.33° F
March 24 19.76° C 67.57° F
March 23 19.84° C 67.71° F
March 22 19.77° C 67.59° F
March 21 19.85° C 67.73° F
March 20 20.12° C 68.22° F
March 19 20.24° C 68.43° F
March 18 20.5° C 68.9° F
March 17 20.57° C 69.03° F
March 16 20.53° C 68.95° F
March 15 20.46° C 68.83° F
March 14 20.33° C 68.59° F
March 13 20.06° C 68.11° F
March 12 19.97° C 67.95° F
March 11 20.05° C 68.09° F
March 10 19.98° C 67.96° F
March 9 19.59° C 67.26° F
March 8 19.89° C 67.8° F
March 7 20.31° C 68.56° F
March 6 20.67° C 69.21° F
March 5 20.88° C 69.58° F
March 4 20.71° C 69.28° F
March 3 20.47° C 68.85° F
March 2 20.44° C 68.79° F
March 1 20.56° C 69.01° F
February 28 20.63° C 69.13° 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 32.34° C (90.21° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Bass Strait, where the temperature of the water is 17.17° C (62.91° 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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