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 21st April 2024.

25.59° C

(78.06° F)

  • yesterday: 25.82° C (78.47° F)
  • a week ago: 25.71° C (78.28° 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 April 21st over the last 10 years is 25.23° C (77.42° F), with a low temperature of 24.54° C (76.17° F) and a high of 25.83° C (78.49° F).

Analysis and forecast for Gladstone water temperatures

The water temperature in Gladstone today is higher than the average temperature of 25.23° C (77.42° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 21st April 2023, was 25.63° C (78.13° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
April 21 25.59° C 78.06° F
April 20 25.82° C 78.47° F
April 19 25.74° C 78.33° F
April 18 25.7° C 78.26° F
April 17 25.82° C 78.48° F
April 16 25.63° C 78.13° F
April 15 25.7° C 78.26° F
April 14 25.71° C 78.28° F
April 13 25.78° C 78.4° F
April 12 25.81° C 78.46° F
April 11 25.98° C 78.76° F
April 10 26.07° C 78.93° F
April 9 26.43° C 79.57° F
April 8 26.43° C 79.57° F
April 7 26.65° C 79.97° F
April 6 26.68° C 80.02° F
April 5 26.55° C 79.79° F
April 4 26.49° C 79.68° F
April 3 26.44° C 79.59° F
April 2 26.39° C 79.5° F
April 1 26.38° C 79.48° F
March 31 26.28° C 79.3° F
March 30 26.4° C 79.52° F
March 29 26.47° C 79.65° F
March 28 26.6° C 79.88° F
March 27 26.62° C 79.92° F
March 26 26.8° C 80.24° F
March 25 26.74° C 80.13° F
March 24 26.69° C 80.04° F
March 23 26.78° C 80.2° F
March 22 26.85° C 80.33° 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 31.09° C (87.96° F) in Gulf of Carpentaria. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 16.19° C (61.14° 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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