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 30th March 2023.

25.02° C

(77.04° F)

  • yesterday: 25.09° C (77.17° F)
  • a week ago: 23.49° C (74.28° F)

This water temperature is comparable to that of a swimming pool, but it might be higher than most open water swimmers prefer for serious swimming. Make sure to drink plenty of water before and after swimming and don't wear a wetsuit to avoid overheating.

The average sea temperature for Forster on March 30th over the last 10 years is 24.3° C (75.74° F), with a low temperature of 22.83° C (73.09° F) and a high of 25.36° C (77.65° F).

Analysis and forecast for Forster water temperatures

The water temperature in Forster today is higher than the average temperature of 24.3° C (75.74° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 30th March 2022, was 25.09° C (77.16° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
March 30 25.02° C 77.04° F
March 29 25.09° C 77.17° F
March 28 24.45° C 76.01° F
March 27 24° C 75.2° F
March 26 23.58° C 74.44° F
March 25 23.42° C 74.16° F
March 24 23.08° C 73.54° F
March 23 23.49° C 74.28° F
March 22 23.43° C 74.17° F
March 21 23.21° C 73.78° F
March 20 23.24° C 73.83° F
March 19 23.86° C 74.95° F
March 18 24.22° C 75.6° F
March 17 24.14° C 75.45° F
March 16 24.19° C 75.54° F
March 15 23.81° C 74.86° F
March 14 23.45° C 74.21° F
March 13 23.29° C 73.92° F
March 12 23.19° C 73.74° F
March 11 23.32° C 73.98° F
March 10 23.17° C 73.71° F
March 9 23.35° C 74.03° F
March 8 23.38° C 74.08° F
March 7 23.53° C 74.35° F
March 6 23.76° C 74.77° F
March 5 24.22° C 75.6° F
March 4 24.02° C 75.24° F
March 3 23.76° C 74.77° F
March 2 23.44° C 74.19° F
March 1 23.5° C 74.3° F
February 28 23.51° C 74.32° 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 32.32° C (90.18° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Bass Strait, where the temperature of the water is 17.15° C (62.88° 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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