Hobart Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Hobart right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Hobart, Australia on 6th February 2023.

18.02° C

(64.43° F)

  • yesterday: 18° C (64.39° F)
  • a week ago: 17.62° C (63.72° 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 Hobart on February 6th over the last 10 years is 17.07° C (62.72° F), with a low temperature of 14.83° C (58.69° F) and a high of 18.89° C (66° F).

Analysis and forecast for Hobart water temperatures

The water temperature in Hobart today is higher than the average temperature of 17.07° C (62.72° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 6th February 2022, was 18.05° C (64.49° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
February 6 18.02° C 64.43° F
February 5 18° C 64.39° F
February 4 16.9° C 62.42° F
February 3 17.56° C 63.61° F
February 2 17.41° C 63.34° F
February 1 17.39° C 63.3° F
January 31 17.88° C 64.18° F
January 30 17.62° C 63.72° F
January 29 17.63° C 63.73° F
January 28 17.67° C 63.81° F
January 27 17.71° C 63.88° F
January 26 17.59° C 63.66° F
January 25 17.96° C 64.33° F
January 24 17.95° C 64.31° F
January 23 17.63° C 63.73° F
January 22 17.24° C 63.03° F
January 21 17.14° C 62.85° F
January 20 16.93° C 62.47° F
January 19 16.83° C 62.29° F
January 18 16.79° C 62.22° F
January 17 16.81° C 62.26° F
January 16 16.95° C 62.51° F
January 15 17.23° C 63.01° F
January 14 17.43° C 63.37° F
January 13 17.76° C 63.97° F
January 12 17.16° C 62.89° F
January 11 16.72° C 62.1° F
January 10 16.52° C 61.74° F
January 9 16.36° C 61.45° F
January 8 16.43° C 61.57° F
January 7 16.31° C 61.36° 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 Hobart by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Hobart.

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

Hobart map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Hobart

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.67° C (89° F) in Gulf of Carpentaria. The lowest is in Bass Strait, where the temperature of the water is 17.53° C (63.55° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Hobart?

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