Heron island Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Heron island right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Heron island, Australia on 6th July 2022.

22.04° C

(71.67° F)

  • yesterday: 22.17° C (71.91° F)
  • a week ago: 22.42° C (72.36° 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 Heron island on July 6th over the last 10 years is 22.49° C (72.49° F), with a low temperature of 21.5° C (70.7° F) and a high of 23.16° C (73.69° F).

Analysis and forecast for Heron island water temperatures

The water temperature in Heron island today is lower than the average temperature of 22.49° C (72.49° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 6th July 2021, was 22.04° C (71.67° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
July 6 22.04° C 71.67° F
July 5 22.17° C 71.91° F
July 4 21.87° C 71.37° F
July 3 21.87° C 71.37° F
July 2 22.35° C 72.23° F
July 1 22.4° C 72.32° F
June 30 22.47° C 72.45° F
June 29 22.42° C 72.36° F
June 28 22.42° C 72.36° F
June 27 22.39° C 72.3° F
June 26 22.68° C 72.82° F
June 25 22.54° C 72.57° F
June 24 22.51° C 72.52° F
June 23 22.4° C 72.32° F
June 22 22.48° C 72.46° F
June 21 22.81° C 73.06° F
June 20 22.84° C 73.11° F
June 19 22.91° C 73.24° F
June 18 22.94° C 73.29° F
June 17 23.06° C 73.51° F
June 16 23.17° C 73.71° F
June 15 23.31° C 73.96° F
June 14 23.35° C 74.03° F
June 13 23.4° C 74.12° F
June 12 23.54° C 74.37° F
June 11 23.71° C 74.68° F
June 10 23.89° C 75° F
June 9 24.01° C 75.22° F
June 8 24.21° C 75.58° F
June 7 24.29° C 75.72° F
June 6 24.3° C 75.74° 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 Heron island by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Heron island.

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

Heron island map and nearby water temperatures

The highest temperature in Australia today is 27.12° C (80.82° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Port Phillip Bay, where the temperature of the water is 12.09° C (53.76° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Heron island?

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