Goolwa Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Goolwa right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Goolwa, Australia on 8th December 2022.

16.91° C

(62.43° F)

  • yesterday: 17.09° C (62.75° F)
  • a week ago: 16.98° C (62.56° F)

At this temperature, water will feel cold compared to a swimming pool, but with a bit of experience and practice most people will find the water relatively comfortable to swim in.

The average sea temperature for Goolwa on December 8th over the last 10 years is 17.76° C (63.97° F), with a low temperature of 16.83° C (62.29° F) and a high of 18.78° C (65.8° F).

Analysis and forecast for Goolwa water temperatures

The water temperature in Goolwa today is lower than the average temperature of 17.76° C (63.97° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 8th December 2021, was 16.94° C (62.49° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
December 8 16.91° C 62.43° F
December 7 17.09° C 62.75° F
December 6 17.8° C 64.04° F
December 5 18.07° C 64.53° F
December 4 18.17° C 64.71° F
December 3 18.44° C 65.19° F
December 2 17.59° C 63.66° F
December 1 16.98° C 62.56° F
November 30 16.87° C 62.37° F
November 29 16.97° C 62.55° F
November 28 16.88° C 62.38° F
November 27 17.14° C 62.85° F
November 26 16.98° C 62.56° F
November 25 17.38° C 63.28° F
November 24 16.98° C 62.56° F
November 23 16.39° C 61.5° F
November 22 16.15° C 61.07° F
November 21 16.22° C 61.2° F
November 20 16.38° C 61.48° F
November 19 16.56° C 61.81° F
November 18 16.72° C 62.1° F
November 17 16.88° C 62.38° F
November 16 16.89° C 62.4° F
November 15 17.09° C 62.76° F
November 14 17.27° C 63.09° F
November 13 17.73° C 63.91° F
November 12 17.72° C 63.9° F
November 11 17.98° C 64.36° F
November 10 18.14° C 64.65° F
November 9 18.38° C 65.08° F
November 8 17.7° C 63.86° 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 Goolwa by month

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

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

Goolwa map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Goolwa

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.21° C (88.17° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 14.62° C (58.31° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Goolwa?

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