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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Cold front to impact the southeast on Monday

12:36 EST

A cold front will cross lower parts of the southeast of Australia on Monday, bringing strong winds, cooler temperatures, showers and the odd storm.

Early hour storms in NSW

12:05 EST

Whilst vast areas of NSW had a quiet night last night, the North West Slopes and Plains had a livelier affair, with a low pressure trough bringing storms and heavy showers.

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