Glenorchy Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Glenorchy right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Glenorchy, Australia on 26th May 2022.

13.99° C

(57.18° F)

  • yesterday: 14.14° C (57.45° F)
  • a week ago: 14.26° C (57.67° 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 Glenorchy on May 26th over the last 10 years is 13.73° C (56.71° F), with a low temperature of 12.71° C (54.88° F) and a high of 14.69° C (58.44° F).

Analysis and forecast for Glenorchy water temperatures

The water temperature in Glenorchy today is higher than the average temperature of 13.73° C (56.71° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 26th May 2021, was 13.97° C (57.15° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
May 26 13.99° C 57.18° F
May 25 14.14° C 57.45° F
May 25 14.14° C 57.45° F
May 24 14.37° C 57.87° F
May 23 14.35° C 57.83° F
May 22 14.19° C 57.54° F
May 21 14.03° C 57.25° F
May 20 14.11° C 57.4° F
May 19 14.26° C 57.67° F
May 18 14.39° C 57.9° F
May 17 14.43° C 57.97° F
May 16 14.72° C 58.5° F
May 15 14.82° C 58.68° F
May 14 14.79° C 58.62° F
May 13 14.69° C 58.44° F
May 12 14.86° C 58.75° F
May 11 15.03° C 59.05° F
May 10 15.13° C 59.23° F
May 9 15.19° C 59.34° F
May 8 15.19° C 59.34° F
May 7 15.22° C 59.4° F
May 6 15.26° C 59.47° F
May 5 15.32° C 59.58° F
May 4 15.45° C 59.81° F
May 3 15.64° C 60.15° F
May 2 15.81° C 60.46° F
May 1 15.88° C 60.58° F
April 30 15.92° C 60.66° F
April 29 16° C 60.8° F
April 28 15.96° C 60.73° 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 Glenorchy by month

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

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

Glenorchy map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Glenorchy

The highest temperature in Australia today is 28.89° C (84° F) in Weipa. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 14.02° C (57.23° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Glenorchy?

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