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.

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Wild weather hits Sydney with more smoky days to come

11:53 EDT

Sydney has experienced another morning of wild weather with a flash thunderstorm bringing heavy rain, hail and 30,000 lightning strikes over the city in the space of just a few hours.

Flash flooding likely as monsoonal low brings days of rain to north-west Queensland

11:47 EDT

Queensland's north west is expected to get days of storms which are likely to cause flash flooding, bringing new hope to graziers who've been waiting years for substantial falls.

Sydney Airport's world-beating heat

11:41 EDT

Sydney Airport was the equal hottest place in the world on Thursday.