Queensland Sea Surface Temperature
The sea surface temperature (SST) varies much more slowly than atmospheric temperatures due to the heat capacity of water. As such, the SSTs lag the atmospheric temperatures on a seasonal timescale by about 3 months. The lowest SSTs are usually observed in early Spring and the highest SSTs are observed in early Autumn.
In tropical regions, SSTs greater than 26°C are considered suitable for formation of tropical cyclones.
The data displayed in this map is the weekly average, centred on the date shown.
A severe weather warning for parts of South Australia has been cancelled after a day of wet and windy weather.
Southern parts of South Australia are battling the wind and rain.
Adelaide is poised to smash its May rainfall average as the city braces for further heavy rain.