Geelong West Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Geelong West right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Geelong West, Australia on 21st April 2024.

16.89° C

(62.4° F)

  • yesterday: 16.92° C (62.45° F)
  • a week ago: 17.68° C (63.82° 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 Geelong West on April 21st over the last 10 years is 17.09° C (62.76° F), with a low temperature of 15.89° C (60.6° F) and a high of 17.65° C (63.77° F).

Analysis and forecast for Geelong West water temperatures

The water temperature in Geelong West today is lower than the average temperature of 17.09° C (62.76° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 21st April 2023, was 16.87° C (62.37° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
April 21 16.89° C 62.4° F
April 20 16.92° C 62.45° F
April 19 17.71° C 63.88° F
April 18 17.85° C 64.13° F
April 17 17.8° C 64.04° F
April 16 17.75° C 63.95° F
April 15 17.68° C 63.82° F
April 14 17.68° C 63.82° F
April 13 17.63° C 63.73° F
April 12 17.64° C 63.75° F
April 11 17.71° C 63.88° F
April 10 17.92° C 64.26° F
April 9 18.15° C 64.67° F
April 8 18.31° C 64.96° F
April 7 18.57° C 65.43° F
April 6 18.52° C 65.34° F
April 5 18.49° C 65.28° F
April 4 18.44° C 65.19° F
April 3 18.62° C 65.52° F
April 2 18.85° C 65.93° F
April 1 19.01° C 66.22° F
March 31 19.34° C 66.81° F
March 30 19.03° C 66.25° F
March 29 19° C 66.2° F
March 28 18.93° C 66.07° F
March 27 18.92° C 66.06° F
March 26 18.93° C 66.07° F
March 25 18.94° C 66.09° F
March 24 18.99° C 66.18° F
March 23 19.12° C 66.42° F
March 22 19.3° C 66.74° 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 Geelong West by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Geelong West.

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

Geelong West map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Geelong West

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.15° C (88.07° F) in Gulf of Carpentaria. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 16.25° C (61.25° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Geelong West?

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