Glenelg Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Glenelg right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Glenelg, Australia on 6th July 2022.

13.56° C

(56.41° F)

  • yesterday: 13.49° C (56.29° F)
  • a week ago: 14.69° C (58.44° F)

Water at this temperature is cold and will feel very cold initially, but the body will get used to it and longer swims are possible. Experienced swimmers can manage several hours of swimming, however hypothermia is still a very big risk.

The average sea temperature for Glenelg on July 6th over the last 10 years is 13.8° C (56.83° F), with a low temperature of 13.05° C (55.49° F) and a high of 14.38° C (57.88° F).

Analysis and forecast for Glenelg water temperatures

The water temperature in Glenelg today is lower than the average temperature of 13.8° C (56.83° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 6th July 2021, was 13.52° C (56.34° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
July 6 13.56° C 56.41° F
July 5 13.49° C 56.29° F
July 4 14.29° C 57.72° F
July 3 14.29° C 57.72° F
July 2 14.36° C 57.85° F
July 1 14.2° C 57.56° F
June 30 14.66° C 58.39° F
June 29 14.69° C 58.44° F
June 28 14.95° C 58.91° F
June 27 15.03° C 59.05° F
June 26 15.09° C 59.16° F
June 25 15.15° C 59.27° F
June 24 15.12° C 59.22° F
June 23 15.07° C 59.13° F
June 22 14.77° C 58.59° F
June 21 14.78° C 58.6° F
June 20 15.05° C 59.09° F
June 19 15.17° C 59.31° F
June 18 15.12° C 59.22° F
June 17 15.08° C 59.14° F
June 16 15.04° C 59.07° F
June 15 15.07° C 59.13° F
June 14 15.17° C 59.31° F
June 13 15.12° C 59.22° F
June 12 15.06° C 59.11° F
June 11 15.22° C 59.4° F
June 10 15.24° C 59.43° F
June 9 15.34° C 59.61° F
June 8 15.64° C 60.15° F
June 7 15.76° C 60.37° F
June 6 15.9° C 60.62° 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 Glenelg by month

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

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

Glenelg map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Glenelg

The highest temperature in Australia today is 27.16° C (80.89° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Port Phillip Bay, where the temperature of the water is 12.13° C (53.84° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Glenelg?

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