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 26th September 2023.

14.31° C

(57.75° F)

  • yesterday: 16.41° C (61.54° F)
  • a week ago: 16.38° C (61.48° 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 September 26th over the last 10 years is 14.52° C (58.13° F), with a low temperature of 13.81° C (56.86° F) and a high of 16.08° C (60.94° F).

Analysis and forecast for Glenelg water temperatures

The water temperature in Glenelg today is lower than the average temperature of 14.52° C (58.13° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 26th September 2022, was 14.14° C (57.45° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
September 26 14.31° C 57.75° F
September 25 16.41° C 61.54° F
September 25 16.41° C 61.54° F
September 24 16.62° C 61.92° F
September 23 16.11° C 61° F
September 22 15.94° C 60.69° F
September 21 16.08° C 60.94° F
September 20 16.17° C 61.11° F
September 19 16.38° C 61.48° F
September 18 16.6° C 61.88° F
September 17 16.34° C 61.41° F
September 16 16.18° C 61.12° F
September 15 15.95° C 60.71° F
September 14 15.88° C 60.58° F
September 13 15.67° C 60.21° F
September 12 15.59° C 60.06° F
September 11 15.01° C 59.02° F
September 10 14.56° C 58.21° F
September 9 14.2° C 57.56° F
September 8 14.26° C 57.67° F
September 7 14.51° C 58.12° F
September 6 14.68° C 58.42° F
September 5 14.77° C 58.59° F
September 4 14.25° C 57.65° F
September 3 14.62° C 58.32° F
September 2 14.38° C 57.88° F
September 1 14.22° C 57.6° F
August 31 14.12° C 57.42° F
August 30 14.15° C 57.47° F
August 29 14.17° C 57.51° 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 29.4° C (84.92° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 11.91° C (53.43° 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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