Geelong Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Geelong right now

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

16.04° C

(60.87° F)

  • yesterday: 16.29° C (61.32° F)
  • a week ago: 15.5° C (59.9° 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 on December 8th over the last 10 years is 16.46° C (61.63° F), with a low temperature of 15.47° C (59.85° F) and a high of 17.42° C (63.36° F).

Analysis and forecast for Geelong water temperatures

The water temperature in Geelong today is lower than the average temperature of 16.46° C (61.63° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 8th December 2021, was 16.15° C (61.07° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
December 8 16.04° C 60.87° F
December 7 16.29° C 61.32° F
December 6 16.44° C 61.59° F
December 5 16.27° C 61.29° F
December 4 16.4° C 61.52° F
December 3 16.84° C 62.31° F
December 2 15.97° C 60.75° F
December 1 15.5° C 59.9° F
November 30 15.48° C 59.86° F
November 29 15.35° C 59.63° F
November 28 15.25° C 59.45° F
November 27 15.33° C 59.59° F
November 26 15.25° C 59.45° F
November 25 15.11° C 59.2° F
November 24 14.86° C 58.75° F
November 23 14.74° C 58.53° F
November 22 14.79° C 58.62° F
November 21 14.9° C 58.82° F
November 20 15.2° C 59.36° F
November 19 15.38° C 59.68° F
November 18 15.5° C 59.9° F
November 17 15.24° C 59.43° F
November 16 15.17° C 59.31° F
November 15 15.48° C 59.86° F
November 14 16.04° C 60.87° F
November 13 16.48° C 61.66° F
November 12 16.41° C 61.54° F
November 11 16.47° C 61.65° F
November 10 17.11° C 62.8° F
November 9 17.3° C 63.14° F
November 8 16.73° C 62.11° 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 by month

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

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

Geelong map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Geelong

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.13° C (88.03° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 14.54° C (58.17° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Geelong?

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