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 30th January 2023.

27.55° C

(81.58° F)

  • yesterday: 27.52° C (81.53° F)
  • a week ago: 26.57° C (79.83° 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 Heron island on January 30th over the last 10 years is 27.52° C (81.54° F), with a low temperature of 26.52° C (79.74° F) and a high of 28.48° C (83.26° F).

Analysis and forecast for Heron island water temperatures

The water temperature in Heron island today is higher than the average temperature of 27.52° C (81.54° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 30th January 2022, was 27.58° C (81.64° 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)
January 30 27.55° C 81.58° F
January 29 27.52° C 81.53° F
January 28 27.39° C 81.3° F
January 27 27.37° C 81.27° F
January 26 27.22° C 81° F
January 25 27.06° C 80.71° F
January 24 26.81° C 80.26° F
January 23 26.57° C 79.83° F
January 22 26.52° C 79.74° F
January 21 26.45° C 79.61° F
January 20 26.38° C 79.48° F
January 19 26.51° C 79.72° F
January 18 26.57° C 79.83° F
January 17 26.88° C 80.38° F
January 16 27.09° C 80.76° F
January 15 27.16° C 80.89° F
January 14 27.12° C 80.82° F
January 13 27.15° C 80.87° F
January 12 27.13° C 80.83° F
January 11 27.33° C 81.19° F
January 10 27.24° C 81.03° F
January 9 26.68° C 80.02° F
January 8 26.41° C 79.54° F
January 7 26.39° C 79.5° F
January 6 26.43° C 79.57° F
January 5 26.38° C 79.48° F
January 4 26.29° C 79.32° F
January 3 26.18° C 79.12° F
January 2 25.86° C 78.55° F
January 1 25.74° C 78.33° F
December 31 25.71° C 78.28° 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 31.25° C (88.24° F) in Port Hedland. The lowest is in Bass Strait, where the temperature of the water is 17.07° C (62.72° 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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