Great Barrier Reef Sea Temperature in January
Looking to find out what the average sea water temperature in Great Barrier Reef is for January? Find out what the lowest, highest, and average water temperatures are for Great Barrier Reef over the past 10 years.
Average water temperature in Great Barrier Reef for January
The average, high, and low temperatures below should help you if you can swim in the water in Great Barrier Reef in January.
- highest: 30.4° C (86.72° F)
- lowest: 27.57° C (81.63° 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.
Water temperature range by day in January in Great Barrier Reef
The chart below shows the range of low and high temperatures by day for the month of January in Great Barrier Reef.
Water temperatures for January in Great Barrier Reef in recent years
|1||29.41° C||29.48° C||28.84° C||27.79° C|
|2||29.52° C||29.48° C||29.03° C||27.57° C|
|3||29.71° C||29.47° C||28.98° C||27.65° C|
|4||29.94° C||29.47° C||28.59° C||27.79° C|
|5||30.06° C||29.47° C||28.57° C||28.05° C|
|6||30.01° C||29.47° C||28.68° C||27.96° C|
|7||30.14° C||29.72° C||28.76° C||28.07° C|
|8||30.07° C||29.78° C||28.83° C||28.15° C|
|9||29.72° C||29.5° C||28.8° C||28.24° C|
|10||29.58° C||29.44° C||28.61° C||28.48° C|
|11||29.5° C||29.4° C||28.66° C||28.34° C|
|12||29.37° C||29.39° C||28.35° C||28.21° C|
|13||29.22° C||28.72° C||28.53° C||28.05° C|
|14||29.13° C||28.82° C||28.87° C||28.04° C|
|15||29.2° C||28.81° C||29° C||28.86° C|
|16||29.35° C||28.82° C||29° C||28.62° C|
|17||29.26° C||28.74° C||29.15° C||28.33° C|
|18||29.34° C||28.72° C||29.34° C||28.31° C|
|19||29.38° C||28.72° C||29.54° C||28.35° C|
|20||29.28° C||28.73° C||29.36° C||28.45° C|
|21||29.13° C||28.51° C||29.56° C||28.26° C|
|22||29.13° C||28.47° C||29.65° C||28.27° C|
|23||29.08° C||28.16° C||29.79° C||28.36° C|
|24||29.07° C||28.12° C||29.8° C||28.46° C|
|25||28.72° C||28.28° C||29.8° C||28.4° C|
|26||28.43° C||28.41° C||29.73° C||28.04° C|
|27||29.08° C||28.45° C||29.69° C||27.96° C|
|28||29.1° C||28.47° C||29.65° C||27.96° C|
|29||28.96° C||28.42° C||29.35° C||27.98° C|
|30||28.91° C||28.42° C||29.01° C||28.01° C|
|31||29.12° C||28.45° C||29.01° C||28.03° C|
Data source and citation
Raw data for the calculations made to find the sea surface temperature in Great Barrier Reef 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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