" Sea Surface Temperature - Australia
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NSW/ACT Sun 17:48 EST: Flood Warning - Belubula River   Sun 17:31 EST: Flood Warning - Lachlan River   Sun 17:09 EST: Flood Warning - MacQuarie River   Sun 16:31 EST: Flood Warning - Bogan River   Sun 16:05 EST: Coastal Wind Warning   Sun 15:59 EST: Sheep Graziers Warning   Queensland Sun 09:58 EST: Flood Warning - Thomson/Barcoo/Cooper Ck   Fri 10:33 EST: Flood Warning - Diamantina River   Fri 08:13 EST: Flood Warning - Burdekin River   South Australia Sun 18:52 CST: Severe Weather Warning for SA   Sun 15:56 CST: Sheep Graziers Warning   Sun 15:50 CST: Coastal Wind Warning   Tasmania Sun 16:08 EST: Road Weather Alert   Sun 16:08 EST: Sheep Graziers Warning   Sun 16:05 EST: Coastal Wind Warning   Sun 15:37 EST: Flood Warning - South Esk   Sun 15:31 EST: Flood Warning - Meander River   Sun 09:57 EST: Flood Warning - North Esk River   Sun 08:55 EST: Flood Warning - Macquarie   Sun 08:42 EST: Flood Warning - Derwent River   Victoria Sun 18:40 EST: Flood Warning - Latrobe River   Sun 16:40 EST: Coastal Strong Wind/Gale Warning   Sun 16:12 EST: Flood Warning - King River   Sun 16:11 EST: Severe Weather Warning   Sun 15:34 EST: Flood Warning - Kiewa River   Sun 10:03 EST: Flood Warning - Goulburn River   Sun 09:56 EST: Flood Warning - Westernport   Sun 09:52 EST: Flood Warning - Mitchell River   Sun 09:35 EST: Flood Warning - Macalister River   Sun 09:26 EST: Flood Warning - Murray River upstream of Hume Weir   Sun 09:06 EST: Flood warning for Seven Creeks / Castle Creek   Western Australia Sun 16:00 WST: Coastal Wind Warning  

Sea Surface Temperature - Australia

Sea Surface Temperature - Australia

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.