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 29th February 2024.

30.62° C

(87.12° F)

  • yesterday: 30.76° C (87.37° F)
  • a week ago: 31.28° C (88.3° 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 February 29th over the last 10 years is 31.41° C (88.53° F), with a low temperature of 30.74° C (87.33° F) and a high of 32.6° C (90.68° 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 31.41° C (88.53° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 1st March 2023, was 30.57° C (87.03° 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)
February 29 30.62° C 87.12° F
February 28 30.76° C 87.37° F
February 27 31.08° C 87.94° F
February 26 31.35° C 88.43° F
February 25 31.21° C 88.18° F
February 24 30.9° C 87.62° F
February 23 30.99° C 87.78° F
February 22 31.28° C 88.3° F
February 21 32.38° C 90.28° F
February 20 31.69° C 89.04° F
February 19 30.76° C 87.37° F
February 18 30.71° C 87.28° F
February 17 31.26° C 88.27° F
February 16 30.66° C 87.19° F
February 15 30.71° C 87.28° F
February 14 30.75° C 87.35° F
February 13 31.2° C 88.16° F
February 12 31.58° C 88.84° F
February 11 31.63° C 88.93° F
February 10 31.51° C 88.72° F
February 9 31.25° C 88.25° F
February 8 31.22° C 88.2° F
February 7 31.66° C 88.99° F
February 6 31.65° C 88.97° F
February 5 31.61° C 88.9° F
February 4 31.51° C 88.72° F
February 3 31.34° C 88.41° F
February 2 31.37° C 88.47° F
February 1 31.75° C 89.15° F
January 31 31.97° C 89.55° F
January 30 32.1° C 89.78° 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

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.55° C (88.79° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 16.94° C (62.49° F).

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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