Forster Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Forster right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Forster, Australia on 23rd July 2024.

18.56° C

(65.41° F)

  • yesterday: 18.54° C (65.38° F)
  • a week ago: 19.12° C (66.42° 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 Forster on July 23rd over the last 10 years is 19.2° C (66.56° F), with a low temperature of 17.82° C (64.08° F) and a high of 20.46° C (68.83° F).

Analysis and forecast for Forster water temperatures

The water temperature in Forster today is lower than the average temperature of 19.2° C (66.56° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 23rd July 2023, was 18.54° C (65.37° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
July 23 18.56° C 65.41° F
July 22 18.54° C 65.38° F
July 21 18.96° C 66.13° F
July 20 19.07° C 66.33° F
July 19 19.19° C 66.54° F
July 18 19.16° C 66.49° F
July 17 19.17° C 66.51° F
July 16 19.12° C 66.42° F
July 15 19.17° C 66.51° F
July 14 19.3° C 66.74° F
July 13 19.41° C 66.94° F
July 12 19.53° C 67.15° F
July 11 19.58° C 67.24° F
July 10 19.49° C 67.08° F
July 9 19.69° C 67.44° F
July 8 19.81° C 67.66° F
July 7 19.85° C 67.73° F
July 6 19.96° C 67.93° F
July 5 20.01° C 68.02° F
July 4 19.93° C 67.87° F
July 3 20.07° C 68.13° F
July 2 20.18° C 68.32° F
July 1 20.08° C 68.14° F
June 30 20.62° C 69.12° F
June 29 20.65° C 69.17° F
June 28 20.65° C 69.17° F
June 27 20.71° C 69.28° F
June 26 20.74° C 69.33° F
June 25 20.64° C 69.15° F
June 24 20.57° C 69.03° F
June 23 20.58° C 69.04° 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 Forster by month

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

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

Forster map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Forster

The highest temperature in Australia today is 26.99° C (80.59° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Port Phillip Bay, where the temperature of the water is 11.19° C (52.15° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Forster?

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