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 8th December 2022.

15.59° C

(60.05° F)

  • yesterday: 15.54° C (59.96° F)
  • a week ago: 14.89° C (58.8° 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 George Town on December 8th over the last 10 years is 15.55° C (59.99° F), with a low temperature of 14.44° C (57.99° F) and a high of 16.71° C (62.08° F).

Analysis and forecast for George Town water temperatures

The water temperature in George Town today is higher than the average temperature of 15.55° C (59.99° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 8th December 2021, was 15.69° C (60.24° 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)
December 8 15.59° C 60.05° F
December 7 15.54° C 59.96° F
December 6 15.39° C 59.7° F
December 5 15.39° C 59.7° F
December 4 15.54° C 59.97° F
December 3 15.39° C 59.7° F
December 2 14.96° C 58.93° F
December 1 14.89° C 58.8° F
November 30 14.69° C 58.44° F
November 29 14.56° C 58.21° F
November 28 14.49° C 58.08° F
November 27 14.75° C 58.55° F
November 26 14.78° C 58.6° F
November 25 14.57° C 58.23° F
November 24 14.42° C 57.96° F
November 23 14.44° C 57.99° F
November 22 14.62° C 58.32° F
November 21 14.81° C 58.66° F
November 20 15.04° C 59.07° F
November 19 15.12° C 59.22° F
November 18 15.05° C 59.09° F
November 17 14.82° C 58.68° F
November 16 14.66° C 58.39° F
November 15 14.72° C 58.5° F
November 14 14.9° C 58.82° F
November 13 15.14° C 59.25° F
November 12 15.51° C 59.92° F
November 11 15.69° C 60.24° F
November 10 15.89° C 60.6° F
November 9 16.01° C 60.82° F
November 8 15.55° C 59.99° 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 31.14° C (88.04° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 14.55° C (58.18° 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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