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 14th April 2024.

27.54° C

(81.58° F)

  • yesterday: 27.67° C (81.81° F)
  • a week ago: 26.87° C (80.37° 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 Great Keppel Island on April 14th over the last 10 years is 25.83° C (78.49° F), with a low temperature of 24.6° C (76.28° F) and a high of 27.58° C (81.64° 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 25.83° C (78.49° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 14th April 2023, was 27.58° C (81.64° 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)
April 14 27.54° C 81.58° F
April 13 27.67° C 81.81° F
April 12 26.18° C 79.12° F
April 11 26.34° C 79.41° F
April 10 26.43° C 79.57° F
April 9 26.93° C 80.47° F
April 8 26.82° C 80.28° F
April 7 26.87° C 80.37° F
April 6 26.96° C 80.53° F
April 5 26.8° C 80.24° F
April 4 26.69° C 80.04° F
April 3 26.72° C 80.1° F
April 2 26.62° C 79.92° F
April 1 26.57° C 79.83° F
March 31 26.65° C 79.97° F
March 30 26.71° C 80.08° F
March 29 26.85° C 80.33° F
March 28 26.91° C 80.44° F
March 27 26.85° C 80.33° F
March 26 26.94° C 80.49° F
March 25 27.14° C 80.85° F
March 24 26.99° C 80.58° F
March 23 26.99° C 80.58° F
March 22 27.04° C 80.67° F
March 21 27.17° C 80.91° F
March 20 27.29° C 81.12° F
March 19 27.41° C 81.34° F
March 18 27.1° C 80.78° F
March 17 27° C 80.6° F
March 16 27.09° C 80.76° F
March 15 27.26° C 81.07° 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 30.93° C (87.68° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 16.61° C (61.9° 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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