Hervey Bay Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Hervey Bay right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Hervey Bay, Australia on 6th July 2022.

19.58° C

(67.24° F)

  • yesterday: 19.86° C (67.75° F)
  • a week ago: 19.43° C (66.97° F)

At this temperature, water will feel cold compared to a swimming pool, but with a bit of experience and practice most people will find the water relatively comfortable to swim in.

The average sea temperature for Hervey Bay on July 6th over the last 10 years is 19.32° C (66.77° F), with a low temperature of 17.72° C (63.9° F) and a high of 20.44° C (68.79° F).

Analysis and forecast for Hervey Bay water temperatures

The water temperature in Hervey Bay today is higher than the average temperature of 19.32° C (66.77° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 6th July 2021, was 19.57° C (67.23° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
July 6 19.58° C 67.24° F
July 5 19.86° C 67.75° F
July 4 20° C 68° F
July 3 19.74° C 67.53° F
July 2 20.05° C 68.09° F
July 1 19.98° C 67.96° F
June 30 19.72° C 67.5° F
June 29 19.43° C 66.97° F
June 28 19.38° C 66.88° F
June 27 19.55° C 67.19° F
June 26 19.66° C 67.39° F
June 25 19.45° C 67.01° F
June 24 19.34° C 66.81° F
June 23 19.1° C 66.38° F
June 22 19.07° C 66.33° F
June 21 19.27° C 66.69° F
June 20 19.36° C 66.85° F
June 19 19.39° C 66.9° F
June 18 19.41° C 66.94° F
June 17 19.53° C 67.15° F
June 16 19.43° C 66.97° F
June 15 19.35° C 66.83° F
June 14 19.38° C 66.88° F
June 13 19.64° C 67.35° F
June 12 19.96° C 67.93° F
June 11 20.12° C 68.22° F
June 10 20.35° C 68.63° F
June 9 20.72° C 69.3° F
June 8 21.06° C 69.91° F
June 7 21.39° C 70.5° F
June 6 21.68° C 71.02° 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 Hervey Bay by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Hervey Bay.

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

Hervey Bay map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Hervey Bay

The highest temperature in Australia today is 27.13° C (80.83° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Port Phillip Bay, where the temperature of the water is 12.1° C (53.78° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Hervey Bay?

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