Great Keppel Island Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Great Keppel Island right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Great Keppel Island, Australia on 6th July 2022.

21.31° C

(70.36° F)

  • yesterday: 21.54° C (70.78° F)
  • a week ago: 21.05° C (69.89° 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 Great Keppel Island on July 6th over the last 10 years is 21.18° C (70.13° F), with a low temperature of 20.11° C (68.2° F) and a high of 22.11° C (71.8° F).

Analysis and forecast for Great Keppel Island water temperatures

The water temperature in Great Keppel Island today is higher than the average temperature of 21.18° C (70.13° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 6th July 2021, was 21.33° C (70.39° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
July 6 21.31° C 70.36° F
July 5 21.54° C 70.78° F
July 4 21.13° C 70.03° F
July 3 21.09° C 69.96° F
July 2 21.05° C 69.89° F
July 1 20.99° C 69.78° F
June 30 20.91° C 69.64° F
June 29 21.05° C 69.89° F
June 28 20.95° C 69.71° F
June 27 20.93° C 69.67° F
June 26 21.11° C 70° F
June 25 21.04° C 69.87° F
June 24 21.07° C 69.93° F
June 23 20.85° C 69.53° F
June 22 20.87° C 69.57° F
June 21 21.13° C 70.03° F
June 20 21.18° C 70.12° F
June 19 21.25° C 70.25° F
June 18 21.37° C 70.47° F
June 17 21.48° C 70.66° F
June 16 21.44° C 70.59° F
June 15 21.47° C 70.65° F
June 14 21.58° C 70.84° F
June 13 21.74° C 71.13° F
June 12 22.05° C 71.69° F
June 11 22.42° C 72.36° F
June 10 22.57° C 72.63° F
June 9 22.79° C 73.02° F
June 8 23.13° C 73.63° F
June 7 23.29° C 73.92° F
June 6 23.53° C 74.35° 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 Great Keppel Island by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Great Keppel Island.

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

Great Keppel Island map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Great Keppel Island

The highest temperature in Australia today is 27.1° C (80.78° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Port Phillip Bay, where the temperature of the water is 12.07° C (53.73° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Great Keppel Island?

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