Gulf of Carpentaria Sea Temperature
Looking to find out what the sea water temperature in Gulf of Carpentaria is for today and the next few days? Below are data and charts that will give you information about sea temperatures in Gulf of Carpentaria and nearby locations.
Water temperature in Gulf of Carpentaria right now
Below is the current sea temperature for Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia on 28th January 2023.
- yesterday: 31.12° C (88.02° F)
- a week ago: 30.94° C (87.69° F)
Water at this temperature is very warm and you should look to bathe only. Avoid any kind of strenuous swimming as there is a real risk of heat stroke at this temperature.
The average sea temperature for Gulf of Carpentaria on January 28th over the last 10 years is 31.11° C (88° F), with a low temperature of 30.61° C (87.1° F) and a high of 31.54° C (88.77° F).
Analysis and forecast for Gulf of Carpentaria water temperatures
The water temperature in Gulf of Carpentaria today is lower than the average temperature of 31.11° C (88° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 28th January 2022, was 31.08° C (87.94° F).
The chart and table below shows the change in water temperature in Gulf of Carpentaria over the last 30 days:
|Date||Temperature (Celsius)||Temperature (Fahrenheit)|
|January 28||31.07° C||87.93° F|
|January 27||31.12° C||88.02° F|
|January 26||30.62° C||87.12° F|
|January 25||30.65° C||87.17° F|
|January 24||30.74° C||87.33° F|
|January 23||30.86° C||87.55° F|
|January 22||30.73° C||87.31° F|
|January 21||30.94° C||87.69° F|
|January 20||30.8° C||87.44° F|
|January 19||30.57° C||87.03° F|
|January 18||30.77° C||87.39° F|
|January 17||30.7° C||87.26° F|
|January 16||29.13° C||84.43° F|
|January 15||30.52° C||86.94° F|
|January 14||30.06° C||86.11° F|
|January 13||30.36° C||86.65° F|
|January 12||30.58° C||87.04° F|
|January 11||30.6° C||87.08° F|
|January 10||30.56° C||87.01° F|
|January 9||30.64° C||87.15° F|
|January 8||30.89° C||87.6° F|
|January 7||31.1° C||87.98° F|
|January 6||30.97° C||87.75° F|
|January 5||30.65° C||87.17° F|
|January 4||30.42° C||86.76° F|
|January 3||30.31° C||86.56° F|
|January 2||30.13° C||86.23° F|
|January 1||30.06° C||86.11° F|
|December 31||30.57° C||87.03° F|
|December 30||30.94° C||87.69° F|
|December 29||30.82° C||87.48° 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 Gulf of Carpentaria by month
The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Gulf of Carpentaria.
For more detailed information on how the sea temperature in Gulf of Carpentaria changes for each month of the year, choose from the months below.
Gulf of Carpentaria map and nearby water temperatures
Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Gulf of Carpentaria?
The ocean covers about 71% of the Earth's surface, and scientists record the sea surface temperature (SST) of locations such as Gulf of Carpentaria 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 Gulf of Carpentaria 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 Gulf of Carpentaria 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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