Hamilton Island Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Hamilton Island right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Hamilton Island, Australia on 1st December 2023.

28° C

(82.4° F)

  • yesterday: 27.74° C (81.93° F)
  • a week ago: 26.82° C (80.28° 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 Hamilton Island on December 1st over the last 10 years is 27.55° C (81.58° F), with a low temperature of 26.58° C (79.84° F) and a high of 28.26° C (82.87° F).

Analysis and forecast for Hamilton Island water temperatures

The water temperature in Hamilton Island today is higher than the average temperature of 27.55° C (81.58° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 1st December 2022, was 28.04° C (82.47° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
December 1 28° C 82.4° F
November 30 27.74° C 81.93° F
November 30 27.74° C 81.93° F
November 29 27.57° C 81.63° F
November 28 27.3° C 81.14° F
November 27 26.35° C 79.43° F
November 26 26.88° C 80.38° F
November 25 26.93° C 80.47° F
November 24 26.82° C 80.28° F
November 23 26.91° C 80.44° F
November 22 26.7° C 80.06° F
November 21 26.56° C 79.81° F
November 20 26.57° C 79.83° F
November 19 26.44° C 79.59° F
November 18 26.33° C 79.39° F
November 17 26.18° C 79.12° F
November 16 26.11° C 79° F
November 15 26.08° C 78.94° F
November 14 25.96° C 78.73° F
November 13 25.88° C 78.58° F
November 12 25.85° C 78.53° F
November 11 25.87° C 78.57° F
November 10 25.88° C 78.58° F
November 9 25.87° C 78.57° F
November 8 25.89° C 78.6° F
November 7 25.87° C 78.57° F
November 6 25.83° C 78.49° F
November 5 25.78° C 78.4° F
November 4 25.67° C 78.21° F
November 3 25.51° C 77.92° 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 Hamilton Island by month

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

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

Hamilton Island map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Hamilton Island

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.28° C (88.31° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Bruny Island, where the temperature of the water is 13.17° C (55.71° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Hamilton Island?

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

If you'd like to use any of the information above in the format it is presented, please use the citation tool below.

  • "Hamilton Island Sea Temperature". SeaTemperatures.net. Accessed on December 1, 2023. http://seatemperatures.net/australia-and-oceania/australia/hamilton-island/.

  • "Hamilton Island Sea Temperature". SeaTemperatures.net, http://seatemperatures.net/australia-and-oceania/australia/hamilton-island/. Accessed 1 December, 2023

  • Hamilton Island Sea Temperature. SeaTemperatures.net. Retrieved from http://seatemperatures.net/australia-and-oceania/australia/hamilton-island/.