Gladstone Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Gladstone right now

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

27.44° C

(81.38° F)

  • yesterday: 27.2° C (80.95° F)
  • a week ago: 25.86° C (78.55° F)

This water temperature is comparable to that of a swimming pool, but it might be higher than most open water swimmers prefer for serious swimming. Make sure to drink plenty of water before and after swimming and don't wear a wetsuit to avoid overheating.

The average sea temperature for Gladstone on December 8th over the last 10 years is 26.52° C (79.74° F), with a low temperature of 25.42° C (77.76° F) and a high of 27.47° C (81.45° F).

Analysis and forecast for Gladstone water temperatures

The water temperature in Gladstone today is higher than the average temperature of 26.52° C (79.74° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 8th December 2021, was 27.47° C (81.45° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
December 8 27.44° C 81.38° F
December 7 27.2° C 80.95° F
December 6 25.36° C 77.65° F
December 5 25.03° C 77.05° F
December 4 24.95° C 76.91° F
December 3 25.08° C 77.14° F
December 2 25.35° C 77.63° F
December 1 25.86° C 78.55° F
November 30 25.87° C 78.57° F
November 29 25.87° C 78.57° F
November 28 25.89° C 78.6° F
November 27 25.56° C 78.01° F
November 26 25.72° C 78.3° F
November 25 25.74° C 78.33° F
November 24 25.84° C 78.51° F
November 23 25.74° C 78.33° F
November 22 25.61° C 78.1° F
November 21 25.48° C 77.86° F
November 20 25.11° C 77.2° F
November 19 24.82° C 76.68° F
November 18 24.78° C 76.6° F
November 17 24.88° C 76.78° F
November 16 25° C 77° F
November 15 24.76° C 76.57° F
November 14 24.55° C 76.19° F
November 13 24.39° C 75.9° F
November 12 24.27° C 75.69° F
November 11 23.97° C 75.15° F
November 10 23.86° C 74.95° F
November 9 23.9° C 75.02° F
November 8 23.98° C 75.16° 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 Gladstone by month

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

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

Gladstone map and nearby water temperatures

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.21° C (88.17° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 14.62° C (58.31° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Gladstone?

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