Gold Coast Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Gold Coast right now

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

22.32° C

(72.17° F)

  • yesterday: 23.83° C (74.89° F)
  • a week ago: 24.42° C (75.96° 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 Gold Coast on May 26th over the last 10 years is 23.36° C (74.05° F), with a low temperature of 22.26° C (72.07° F) and a high of 24.7° C (76.46° F).

Analysis and forecast for Gold Coast water temperatures

The water temperature in Gold Coast today is lower than the average temperature of 23.36° C (74.05° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 26th May 2021, was 22.26° C (72.07° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
May 26 22.32° C 72.17° F
May 25 23.83° C 74.89° F
May 25 23.83° C 74.89° F
May 24 23.87° C 74.97° F
May 23 24.1° C 75.38° F
May 22 24.2° C 75.56° F
May 21 24.21° C 75.58° F
May 20 24.27° C 75.69° F
May 19 24.42° C 75.96° F
May 18 24.63° C 76.33° F
May 17 24.37° C 75.87° F
May 16 24.49° C 76.08° F
May 15 24.26° C 75.67° F
May 14 24.29° C 75.72° F
May 13 24.59° C 76.26° F
May 12 24.8° C 76.64° F
May 11 24.92° C 76.86° F
May 10 24.93° C 76.87° F
May 9 25.01° C 77.02° F
May 8 25.17° C 77.31° F
May 7 25.24° C 77.43° F
May 6 25.26° C 77.47° F
May 5 25.07° C 77.13° F
May 4 25.03° C 77.05° F
May 3 25.09° C 77.16° F
May 2 25.1° C 77.18° F
May 1 25.08° C 77.14° F
April 30 25.1° C 77.18° F
April 29 25.13° C 77.23° F
April 28 25.1° C 77.18° 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 Gold Coast by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Gold Coast.

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

Gold Coast map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Gold Coast

The highest temperature in Australia today is 28.93° C (84.07° F) in Weipa. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 14.06° C (57.3° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Gold Coast?

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