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 9th June 2023.

21.63° C

(70.94° F)

  • yesterday: 21.96° C (71.53° F)
  • a week ago: 20.96° C (69.73° 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 June 9th over the last 10 years is 21.49° C (70.67° F), with a low temperature of 20.36° C (68.65° F) and a high of 22.46° C (72.43° F).

Analysis and forecast for Gladstone water temperatures

The water temperature in Gladstone today is higher than the average temperature of 21.49° C (70.67° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 9th June 2022, was 21.72° C (71.1° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
June 9 21.63° C 70.94° F
June 8 21.96° C 71.53° F
June 7 21.13° C 70.03° F
June 6 21.11° C 70° F
June 5 21.32° C 70.38° F
June 4 21.15° C 70.07° F
June 3 21.16° C 70.09° F
June 2 20.96° C 69.73° F
June 1 21.05° C 69.89° F
May 31 20.97° C 69.75° F
May 30 20.97° C 69.75° F
May 29 21.15° C 70.07° F
May 28 21.22° C 70.2° F
May 27 21.28° C 70.3° F
May 26 21.53° C 70.75° F
May 25 21.29° C 70.32° F
May 24 21.35° C 70.43° F
May 23 21.4° C 70.52° F
May 22 21.47° C 70.65° F
May 21 21.58° C 70.84° F
May 20 21.86° C 71.35° F
May 19 21.97° C 71.55° F
May 18 22.11° C 71.8° F
May 17 22.13° C 71.83° F
May 16 22.21° C 71.98° F
May 15 22.37° C 72.27° F
May 14 22.67° C 72.81° F
May 13 22.61° C 72.7° F
May 12 22.77° C 72.99° F
May 11 22.94° C 73.29° F
May 10 23.02° C 73.44° 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 29.51° C (85.12° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 13.69° C (56.65° 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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