Norah Head Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Norah Head right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Norah Head, Australia on 19th August 2022.

17.68° C

(63.83° F)

  • yesterday: 17.27° C (63.09° F)
  • a week ago: 17.7° C (63.86° 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 Norah Head on August 19th over the last 10 years is 18.11° C (64.59° F), with a low temperature of 16.79° C (62.22° F) and a high of 19.12° C (66.42° F).

Analysis and forecast for Norah Head water temperatures

The water temperature in Norah Head today is lower than the average temperature of 18.11° C (64.59° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 19th August 2021, was 17.7° C (63.86° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
August 19 17.68° C 63.83° F
August 18 17.27° C 63.09° F
August 18 17.27° C 63.09° F
August 17 17.04° C 62.67° F
August 16 17.08° C 62.74° F
August 15 17.22° C 63° F
August 14 17.34° C 63.21° F
August 13 17.58° C 63.64° F
August 12 17.7° C 63.86° F
August 11 17.92° C 64.26° F
August 10 17.77° C 63.99° F
August 9 17.74° C 63.93° F
August 8 17.77° C 63.99° F
August 7 17.82° C 64.08° F
August 6 17.7° C 63.86° F
August 5 17.67° C 63.81° F
August 4 17.81° C 64.06° F
August 3 17.84° C 64.11° F
August 2 18.07° C 64.53° F
August 1 18.21° C 64.78° F
July 31 18.33° C 64.99° F
July 30 18.26° C 64.87° F
July 29 18.29° C 64.92° F
July 28 18.41° C 65.14° F
July 27 18.32° C 64.98° F
July 26 18.09° C 64.56° F
July 25 17.88° C 64.18° F
July 24 17.94° C 64.29° F
July 23 18.09° C 64.56° F
July 22 18.21° C 64.78° 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 Norah Head by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Norah Head.

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

Norah Head map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Norah Head

The highest temperature in Australia today is 27.4° C (81.32° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Balnarring, where the temperature of the water is 11.03° C (51.86° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Norah Head?

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