Greenwich Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Greenwich right now

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

21.39° C

(70.5° F)

  • yesterday: 21.19° C (70.14° F)
  • a week ago: 20.07° C (68.13° 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 Greenwich on December 8th over the last 10 years is 20.92° C (69.65° F), with a low temperature of 18.78° C (65.8° F) and a high of 21.76° C (71.17° F).

Analysis and forecast for Greenwich water temperatures

The water temperature in Greenwich today is higher than the average temperature of 20.92° C (69.65° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 8th December 2021, was 21.4° C (70.52° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
December 8 21.39° C 70.5° F
December 7 21.19° C 70.14° F
December 6 20.1° C 68.18° F
December 5 20.11° C 68.2° F
December 4 20.26° C 68.47° F
December 3 20.1° C 68.18° F
December 2 19.97° C 67.95° F
December 1 20.07° C 68.13° F
November 30 19.84° C 67.71° F
November 29 19.9° C 67.82° F
November 28 20.01° C 68.02° F
November 27 19.64° C 67.35° F
November 26 19.54° C 67.17° F
November 25 19.51° C 67.12° F
November 24 19.39° C 66.9° F
November 23 19.35° C 66.83° F
November 22 19.31° C 66.76° F
November 21 19.42° C 66.96° F
November 20 19.46° C 67.03° F
November 19 19.36° C 66.85° F
November 18 19.13° C 66.43° F
November 17 19.22° C 66.6° F
November 16 19.55° C 67.19° F
November 15 19.74° C 67.53° F
November 14 19.63° C 67.33° F
November 13 19.76° C 67.57° F
November 12 19.86° C 67.75° F
November 11 19.6° C 67.28° F
November 10 19.58° C 67.24° F
November 9 19.59° C 67.26° F
November 8 19.39° C 66.9° 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 Greenwich by month

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

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

Greenwich map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Greenwich

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.23° C (88.21° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 14.64° C (58.35° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Greenwich?

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