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 6th July 2022.

11.68° C

(53.02° F)

  • yesterday: 11.76° C (53.16° F)
  • a week ago: 11.88° C (53.38° 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 on July 6th over the last 10 years is 11.79° C (53.22° F), with a low temperature of 11.37° C (52.47° F) and a high of 12.29° C (54.12° F).

Analysis and forecast for Flinders water temperatures

The water temperature in Flinders today is lower than the average temperature of 11.79° C (53.22° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 6th July 2021, was 11.7° C (53.06° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
July 6 11.68° C 53.02° F
July 5 11.76° C 53.16° F
July 4 11.57° C 52.83° F
July 3 11.58° C 52.84° F
July 2 11.56° C 52.81° F
July 1 11.62° C 52.92° F
June 30 11.78° C 53.2° F
June 29 11.88° C 53.38° F
June 28 12.05° C 53.69° F
June 27 12.15° C 53.87° F
June 26 12.06° C 53.71° F
June 25 12.09° C 53.76° F
June 24 11.96° C 53.53° F
June 23 11.81° C 53.26° F
June 22 11.67° C 53.01° F
June 21 12.02° C 53.64° F
June 20 12.12° C 53.82° F
June 19 12.09° C 53.76° F
June 18 12.07° C 53.73° F
June 17 12.04° C 53.67° F
June 16 11.9° C 53.42° F
June 15 12.14° C 53.85° F
June 14 12.3° C 54.14° F
June 13 12.25° C 54.05° F
June 12 12.34° C 54.21° F
June 11 12.48° C 54.46° F
June 10 12.5° C 54.5° F
June 9 12.58° C 54.64° F
June 8 12.77° C 54.99° F
June 7 12.96° C 55.33° F
June 6 13.19° C 55.74° 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 27.1° C (80.77° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Port Phillip Bay, where the temperature of the water is 12.07° C (53.72° 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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