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 29th February 2024.

19.37° C

(66.86° F)

  • yesterday: 19.72° C (67.49° F)
  • a week ago: 19.34° C (66.81° 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 February 29th over the last 10 years is 18.89° C (66° F), with a low temperature of 18.37° C (65.07° F) and a high of 19.33° C (66.79° F).

Analysis and forecast for Goolwa water temperatures

The water temperature in Goolwa today is higher than the average temperature of 18.89° C (66° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 1st March 2023, was 19.44° C (66.99° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
February 29 19.37° C 66.86° F
February 28 19.72° C 67.49° F
February 27 19.82° C 67.68° F
February 26 18.91° C 66.04° F
February 25 19.37° C 66.87° F
February 24 18.88° C 65.98° F
February 23 19.17° C 66.51° F
February 22 19.34° C 66.81° F
February 21 20.11° C 68.2° F
February 20 19.4° C 66.92° F
February 19 19.35° C 66.83° F
February 18 18.96° C 66.13° F
February 17 19.18° C 66.52° F
February 16 18.95° C 66.11° F
February 15 18.93° C 66.07° F
February 14 18.83° C 65.89° F
February 13 19.17° C 66.51° F
February 12 19.32° C 66.78° F
February 11 19.02° C 66.24° F
February 10 18.74° C 65.73° F
February 9 18.75° C 65.75° F
February 8 18.94° C 66.09° F
February 7 19.09° C 66.36° F
February 6 19.05° C 66.29° F
February 5 19.17° C 66.51° F
February 4 19.65° C 67.37° F
February 3 19.58° C 67.24° F
February 2 19.11° C 66.4° F
February 1 18.72° C 65.7° F
January 31 18.72° C 65.7° F
January 30 18.75° C 65.75° 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 31.43° C (88.57° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 16.82° C (62.27° 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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