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 8th December 2022.

25.68° C

(78.23° F)

  • yesterday: 25.5° C (77.9° F)
  • a week ago: 22.98° C (73.36° F)

This water temperature is comparable to that of a swimming pool, but it might be higher than most open water swimmers prefer for serious swimming. Make sure to drink plenty of water before and after swimming and don't wear a wetsuit to avoid overheating.

The average sea temperature for Gold Coast on December 8th over the last 10 years is 24.81° C (76.66° F), with a low temperature of 23.9° C (75.02° F) and a high of 25.73° C (78.31° F).

Analysis and forecast for Gold Coast water temperatures

The water temperature in Gold Coast today is higher than the average temperature of 24.81° C (76.66° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 8th December 2021, was 25.73° C (78.31° 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)
December 8 25.68° C 78.23° F
December 7 25.5° C 77.9° F
December 6 24.29° C 75.72° F
December 5 24.22° C 75.6° F
December 4 23.7° C 74.66° F
December 3 23.78° C 74.8° F
December 2 23.61° C 74.5° F
December 1 22.98° C 73.36° F
November 30 23.19° C 73.74° F
November 29 23° C 73.4° F
November 28 22.85° C 73.13° F
November 27 22.8° C 73.04° F
November 26 22.84° C 73.11° F
November 25 23.27° C 73.89° F
November 24 23.36° C 74.05° F
November 23 23.51° C 74.32° F
November 22 23.38° C 74.08° F
November 21 23.43° C 74.17° F
November 20 23.28° C 73.9° F
November 19 23.03° C 73.45° F
November 18 23.03° C 73.45° F
November 17 23.01° C 73.42° F
November 16 23.12° C 73.62° F
November 15 23° C 73.4° F
November 14 22.9° C 73.22° F
November 13 22.89° C 73.2° F
November 12 22.78° C 73° F
November 11 22.65° C 72.77° F
November 10 22.35° C 72.23° F
November 9 22.29° C 72.12° F
November 8 22.31° C 72.16° 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 31.19° C (88.14° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 14.6° C (58.28° 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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