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Yeppoon, Australia
Yeppoon, Australia | © Omar Racing

Current water temperature in the Coral Sea. Historical and statistical data. Forecast of changes in water temperature in the Coral Sea.

Current water temperature in Coral Sea


At the moment on the beaches in Coral Sea the water temperature ranges from cool to comfortable and warm.

Coral Sea: countries

We track and show sea surface temperature in the following countries and regions related to this sea:

Coral Sea: water temperature data

Bathing comfort is also affected by air temperature, wind or precipitation. All this data you can see on the page of each location. To do this, you can use the search or view all locations in a region, country, state or coastline of a particular part of Earth.

Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane, Australia | © Adam Bolt

The warmest water in Coral Sea was recorded today in Kerema. The water temperature in this location is 86°F. And the coldest in Port Kennedy, its value 69°F.

The water temperature in Coral Sea has risen over the past week, but has dropped compared to 30 days ago. The general trend can be seen on the graph. It shows the change in the average water temperature, calculated at all points in Coral Sea over the past two months.

Indicators of changes in water temperature values throughout the year are important. For the two most popular swimming location in Coral Sea, the annual schedules look like this:

Coral Sea: general information

Port Kennedy, Australia
Port Kennedy, Australia | © Steve Loller

The Coral Sea is the Pacific Ocean that lies between the shores of Australia, New Guinea, and New Caledonia. The surface area is 4791 thousand km². The maximum depth is 9140 meters.

It is bordered to the west by the east coast of Queensland, including the Great Barrier Reef, to the east by Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides) and New Caledonia, and to the northeast by the southern tip of the Solomon Islands. In the northwest, it reaches the southern coast of eastern New Guinea, including the Gulf of Papua. It merges with the Gulf of Tasman in the south, the Solomon Sea in the north, and the Pacific Ocean in the east. In the west it is bounded by the mainland coast of Queensland, and in the northwest it connects with the Arafura Sea through the Torres Strait.

The climate of the area in which the Coral Sea is located is warm, therefore the temperature of the surface layers of water, especially in its northern part, is quite stable - + 28- + 29 degrees C. In the southern regions - from +19 (August) to + 24 degrees C (February).

Surface water currents have a cyclonic (counterclockwise) direction and in the west of the sea give rise to the East Australian Current.

Below is information about the current water temperature, the current trend of its change, information about the weather in selected locations in Coral Sea.

Gold Coast78°F69°F
Sunshine Coast78°F69°F
Noosa Heads77°F69°F
Moreton Island76°F69°F
Port Douglas82°F72°F
Coolum Beach77°F69°F

Neighboring seas, rivers, lakes

Urangan, Australia
Urangan, Australia | © Melissa Harrison

Find out the temperature of sea water in more than 12000 cities and resorts around the world. Water surface temperature values are available in real time. There is a forecast of water temperature changes for the next few days, as well as historical data of sea surface temperature are available for all days of the last years.

We use data from various sources, including National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA), meteorological services of different countries, data received from more than a thousand buoys around the world, satellite systems for scanning the surface of the oceans and seas.

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