Port Hedland Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Port Hedland right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Port Hedland, Australia on 21st April 2024.

26.63° C

(79.93° F)

  • yesterday: 26.97° C (80.54° F)
  • a week ago: 27.69° C (81.84° 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 Port Hedland on April 21st over the last 10 years is 29.13° C (84.43° F), with a low temperature of 26.71° C (80.08° F) and a high of 30.64° C (87.15° F).

Analysis and forecast for Port Hedland water temperatures

The water temperature in Port Hedland today is lower than the average temperature of 29.13° C (84.43° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 21st April 2023, was 26.71° C (80.08° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
April 21 26.63° C 79.93° F
April 20 26.97° C 80.54° F
April 19 27.9° C 82.22° F
April 18 28.04° C 82.47° F
April 17 28.39° C 83.1° F
April 16 28.29° C 82.92° F
April 15 27.84° C 82.11° F
April 14 27.69° C 81.84° F
April 13 27.78° C 82° F
April 12 28.04° C 82.47° F
April 11 28.3° C 82.94° F
April 10 29.12° C 84.42° F
April 9 29.05° C 84.29° F
April 8 29.12° C 84.42° F
April 7 29.91° C 85.84° F
April 6 29.37° C 84.87° F
April 5 29.54° C 85.17° F
April 4 29.84° C 85.71° F
April 3 30.18° C 86.32° F
April 2 30.39° C 86.7° F
April 1 30.38° C 86.68° F
March 31 30.48° C 86.86° F
March 30 30.26° C 86.47° F
March 29 30.39° C 86.7° F
March 28 30.4° C 86.72° F
March 27 30.38° C 86.68° F
March 26 30.36° C 86.65° F
March 25 30.52° C 86.94° F
March 24 30.74° C 87.33° F
March 23 31.04° C 87.87° F
March 22 31.26° C 88.27° 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 Port Hedland by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Port Hedland.

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

Port Hedland map and nearby water temperatures

The highest temperature in Australia today is 31.05° C (87.89° F) in Gulf of Carpentaria. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 16.15° C (61.07° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Port Hedland?

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