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 14th April 2024.

17.37° C

(63.26° F)

  • yesterday: 17.43° C (63.37° F)
  • a week ago: 19.03° C (66.25° 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 April 14th over the last 10 years is 17.5° C (63.49° F), with a low temperature of 16.65° C (61.97° F) and a high of 18.39° C (65.1° F).

Analysis and forecast for George Town water temperatures

The water temperature in George Town today is lower than the average temperature of 17.5° C (63.49° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 14th April 2023, was 17.28° C (63.1° 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)
April 14 17.37° C 63.26° F
April 13 17.43° C 63.37° F
April 12 18.47° C 65.25° F
April 11 18.52° C 65.34° F
April 10 18.62° C 65.52° F
April 9 18.85° C 65.93° F
April 8 18.81° C 65.86° F
April 7 19.03° C 66.25° F
April 6 19.04° C 66.27° F
April 5 18.93° C 66.07° F
April 4 19.19° C 66.54° F
April 3 19.32° C 66.78° F
April 2 19.44° C 66.99° F
April 1 19.22° C 66.6° F
March 31 19.4° C 66.92° F
March 30 19.31° C 66.76° F
March 29 19.16° C 66.49° F
March 28 19.13° C 66.43° F
March 27 19.12° C 66.42° F
March 26 19.17° C 66.51° F
March 25 19.23° C 66.61° F
March 24 19.26° C 66.67° F
March 23 19.27° C 66.69° F
March 22 19.28° C 66.7° F
March 21 19.31° C 66.76° F
March 20 19.47° C 67.05° F
March 19 19.56° C 67.21° F
March 18 19.55° C 67.19° F
March 17 19.49° C 67.08° F
March 16 19.42° C 66.96° F
March 15 19.43° C 66.97° 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 31.06° C (87.9° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 16.74° C (62.13° 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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