Frankston Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Frankston right now

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

17.91° C

(64.25° F)

  • yesterday: 18° C (64.41° F)
  • a week ago: 16.8° C (62.24° 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 Frankston on December 8th over the last 10 years is 18.09° C (64.57° F), with a low temperature of 16.9° C (62.42° F) and a high of 19.01° C (66.22° F).

Analysis and forecast for Frankston water temperatures

The water temperature in Frankston today is lower than the average temperature of 18.09° C (64.57° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 8th December 2021, was 18.02° C (64.44° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
December 8 17.91° C 64.25° F
December 7 18° C 64.41° F
December 6 18.14° C 64.65° F
December 5 18.07° C 64.53° F
December 4 18.45° C 65.21° F
December 3 18.48° C 65.26° F
December 2 17.3° C 63.14° F
December 1 16.8° C 62.24° F
November 30 16.83° C 62.29° F
November 29 16.59° C 61.86° F
November 28 16.48° C 61.66° F
November 27 16.47° C 61.65° F
November 26 16.43° C 61.57° F
November 25 16.25° C 61.25° F
November 24 15.93° C 60.67° F
November 23 15.78° C 60.4° F
November 22 15.88° C 60.58° F
November 21 16.11° C 61° F
November 20 16.47° C 61.65° F
November 19 16.62° C 61.92° F
November 18 16.77° C 62.19° F
November 17 16.43° C 61.57° F
November 16 16.4° C 61.52° F
November 15 16.7° C 62.06° F
November 14 17.05° C 62.69° F
November 13 17.47° C 63.45° F
November 12 17.67° C 63.81° F
November 11 17.73° C 63.91° F
November 10 18.5° C 65.3° F
November 9 18.69° C 65.64° F
November 8 17.82° C 64.08° 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 Frankston by month

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

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

Frankston map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Frankston

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.13° C (88.04° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 14.54° C (58.18° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Frankston?

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