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 5th March 2024.

21.79° C

(71.22° F)

  • yesterday: 21.98° C (71.56° F)
  • a week ago: 23.55° C (74.39° 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 Glenelg on March 5th over the last 10 years is 21.89° C (71.4° F), with a low temperature of 20.55° C (68.99° F) and a high of 23.43° C (74.17° F).

Analysis and forecast for Glenelg water temperatures

The water temperature in Glenelg today is lower than the average temperature of 21.89° C (71.4° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 5th March 2023, was 21.73° C (71.11° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
March 5 21.79° C 71.22° F
March 4 21.98° C 71.56° F
March 3 21.8° C 71.24° F
March 2 22° C 71.6° F
March 1 22.92° C 73.26° F
February 29 23.1° C 73.58° F
February 28 23.01° C 73.42° F
February 27 23.55° C 74.39° F
February 26 22.81° C 73.06° F
February 25 23.18° C 73.72° F
February 24 22.82° C 73.08° F
February 23 23.09° C 73.56° F
February 22 23.51° C 74.32° F
February 21 23.77° C 74.79° F
February 20 23.02° C 73.44° F
February 19 23.17° C 73.71° F
February 18 22.58° C 72.64° F
February 17 22.75° C 72.95° F
February 16 22.58° C 72.64° F
February 15 22.5° C 72.5° F
February 14 22.46° C 72.43° F
February 13 22.95° C 73.31° F
February 12 23.12° C 73.62° F
February 11 22.74° C 72.93° F
February 10 22.25° C 72.05° F
February 9 22.07° C 71.73° F
February 8 22.02° C 71.64° F
February 7 22.1° C 71.78° F
February 6 22.25° C 72.05° F
February 5 22.59° C 72.66° F
February 4 23.07° C 73.53° 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 31.66° C (88.98° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 17.01° C (62.61° 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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