George Town Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in George Town right now

Below is the current sea temperature for George Town, Australia on 26th May 2022.

14.98° C

(58.96° F)

  • yesterday: 15.06° C (59.11° F)
  • a week ago: 16.3° C (61.34° F)

Water at this temperature is cold and will feel very cold initially, but the body will get used to it and longer swims are possible. Experienced swimmers can manage several hours of swimming, however hypothermia is still a very big risk.

The average sea temperature for George Town on May 26th over the last 10 years is 15.26° C (59.47° F), with a low temperature of 14.54° C (58.17° F) and a high of 16.32° C (61.38° F).

Analysis and forecast for George Town water temperatures

The water temperature in George Town today is lower than the average temperature of 15.26° C (59.47° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 26th May 2021, was 14.9° C (58.82° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
May 26 14.98° C 58.96° F
May 25 15.06° C 59.11° F
May 24 16.19° C 61.14° F
May 23 16.21° C 61.18° F
May 22 16.1° C 60.98° F
May 21 16.05° C 60.89° F
May 20 16.12° C 61.02° F
May 19 16.3° C 61.34° F
May 18 16.45° C 61.61° F
May 17 16.39° C 61.5° F
May 16 16.46° C 61.63° F
May 15 16.51° C 61.72° F
May 14 16.56° C 61.81° F
May 13 16.32° C 61.38° F
May 12 16.6° C 61.88° F
May 11 16.67° C 62.01° F
May 10 16.83° C 62.29° F
May 9 16.89° C 62.4° F
May 8 17° C 62.6° F
May 7 17.08° C 62.74° F
May 6 17.14° C 62.85° F
May 5 17.31° C 63.16° F
May 4 17.43° C 63.37° F
May 3 17.51° C 63.52° F
May 2 17.54° C 63.57° F
May 1 17.62° C 63.72° F
April 30 17.69° C 63.84° F
April 29 17.79° C 64.02° F
April 28 17.87° C 64.17° F
April 27 17.81° C 64.06° F
April 26 17.7° C 63.86° 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 George Town by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in George Town.

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

George Town map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near George Town

The highest temperature in Australia today is 28.95° C (84.11° F) in Weipa. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 14.08° C (57.34° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in George Town?

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