Victoria 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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13:26 EST

Surfers at the Bells Beach tournament are battling a challenging swell as forecasters warn a storm surge on Friday afternoon could bring waves of up to 15 metres in open waters off the Victorian coast.

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Sydney's record late-season warm spell about to end

11:28 EST

Sydney prolonged run of pleasant weather during the last couple of weeks was also the city’s warmest fortnight this late in the season on record, based on consecutive maximum temperatures.