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 6th July 2022.

20.11° C

(68.2° F)

  • yesterday: 20.21° C (68.38° F)
  • a week ago: 19.88° C (67.78° F)

Water at this temperature is very pleasant to swim in and if you tend to wear a wetsuit when swimming, you might consider removing it now to avoid the body overheating.

The average sea temperature for Gladstone on July 6th over the last 10 years is 20.24° C (68.44° F), with a low temperature of 18.46° C (65.23° F) and a high of 21.11° C (70° F).

Analysis and forecast for Gladstone water temperatures

The water temperature in Gladstone today is lower than the average temperature of 20.24° C (68.44° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 6th July 2021, was 20.12° C (68.22° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
July 6 20.11° C 68.2° F
July 5 20.21° C 68.38° F
July 4 19.65° C 67.37° F
July 3 19.56° C 67.21° F
July 2 19.99° C 67.98° F
July 1 19.83° C 67.69° F
June 30 19.68° C 67.42° F
June 29 19.88° C 67.78° F
June 28 19.96° C 67.93° F
June 27 20.08° C 68.14° F
June 26 20.11° C 68.2° F
June 25 20.18° C 68.32° F
June 24 20.17° C 68.31° F
June 23 20.07° C 68.13° F
June 22 20.2° C 68.36° F
June 21 20.41° C 68.74° F
June 20 20.41° C 68.74° F
June 19 20.5° C 68.9° F
June 18 20.56° C 69.01° F
June 17 20.65° C 69.17° F
June 16 20.67° C 69.21° F
June 15 20.73° C 69.31° F
June 14 20.63° C 69.13° F
June 13 20.85° C 69.53° F
June 12 21.11° C 70° F
June 11 21.29° C 70.32° F
June 10 21.44° C 70.59° F
June 9 21.72° C 71.1° F
June 8 22.05° C 71.69° F
June 7 22.23° C 72.01° F
June 6 22.42° C 72.36° 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 27.11° C (80.8° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Port Phillip Bay, where the temperature of the water is 12.08° C (53.74° 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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