South Australia 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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Armidale Road set to operate with single lane for 12 months after Macleay Valley landslip

14:21 EDT

It will be at least a year before both lanes of Armidale Road in the Macleay Valley hinterland on the New South Wales Mid North Coast are open.

Cyclone watch issued for WA coastline

13:04 EDT

A severe tropical cyclone could hit the north coast of Western Australia later this week, with a cyclone watch issued for parts of the Pilbara and Kimberley.

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