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Tasmania 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.

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Cyclone Marcia: Extra food vouchers for households without electricity

ABC licensed image 11:44 EDT The households hit by cyclone Marcia who went without power for a week will get extra food vouchers from the Queensland and Australian governments.

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