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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Wallet of missing South Australian boatie Tony Higgins found washed ashore during search

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Personal items including a wallet belonging to missing South Australian boatie Tony Higgins have been found washed ashore, police have confirmed.

Warming up in the southwest

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While southeastern Australia braces for a blast of wintry weather later this week, sothwestern Australia is getting an early taste of summer.