Fairfax Media Network

South Australia Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies

  • chart
  • SST
  • SST Anomalies
climate indicator

The sea surface temperature anomaly (SSTA) is the difference between the observed SST and the climatological SST. These anomalies are calculated on a weekly basis.

Positive SSTAs are usually correlated with increased regions of convection (cloudiness and rainfall) while negative SSTAs are usually correlated to reduced convection.

SSTAs can be used as an indicator of the phase of global climate fluctuations, such as the El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

The data displayed in this map is the weekly average, centred on the date shown.

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Frosty mornings for Tasmania

14:26 EST

Tasmania woke to a cold and frosty morning with road weather alerts issued for some areas due to icy conditions and there are more cold mornings to come.

Barrington Tops dusted with snow

13:30 EST

Residents of the Barrington Tops have a blanket of snow cover after the latest cold front crossed the Hunter Valley.

Slimy algae offers cheaper and quicker cattle feed supplement in dry weather

13:10 EST

New technology could allow cattle graziers to grow their own feed supplements deep in the murky waters of an algae pond.