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Jeff in St Pete

Quepos, Costa Rica

Pacific Ocean

29.2C (84.5F)

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Dave-Vero

About 60 (15.5) at the beach, 70 (21) offshore. That's actually an improvement.

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Ciczi in Sweden

About 60 (15.5) at the beach, 70 (21) offshore. That's actually an improvement.

We have 1 degrees Celsius in the south Baltic Sea. (I ain't going for a dip thats for sure...)

//Ciczi

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tropicbreeze

Off the coast it's 31C (88F). Along the coast because of the shallower water it's always warmer and varies more.

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happ

Off the coast it's 31C (88F). Along the coast because of the shallower water it's always warmer and varies more.

That is really warm water, Zig. This past week was very windy & cooled the local beach water temps to near 60F or lower for a while.

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bubba

March 14, 2010-Palm Beach Inlet-71F.

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bubba

Looked up Palm Beach Inlet on this site for the last three years and found the following:

March 14, 2008-74F.

March 24, 2009-75F.

March 14, 2010-71F.

Not sure what to make of it?

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Ryland

It's 55F over at Pismo Beach today. Sometimes I wish it were twenty degrees warmer.

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Jeff in St Pete

Quepos, Costa Rica

Pacific Ocean

29.7C (85.5F)

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The Palm Nut

Went out fishing and close to shore its 75F, about 5km offshore its 71F.

Mike

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Daryl

Off the coast it's 31C (88F). Along the coast because of the shallower water it's always warmer and varies more.

That is really warm water, Zig. This past week was very windy & cooled the local beach water temps to near 60F or lower for a while.

I remember running down the beach to the water in Darwin, and if you were barefoot, your soles were cooked by the time you got to the water as the sand was so hot at low tide. Then when you got to the shallows, you realised that the water wasn't much cooler! I always used to wear thongs/flipflops etc to avoid the burn!

Daryl

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tropicbreeze

I remember running down the beach to the water in Darwin, and if you were barefoot, your soles were cooked by the time you got to the water as the sand was so hot at low tide. Then when you got to the shallows, you realised that the water wasn't much cooler! I always used to wear thongs/flipflops etc to avoid the burn!

Daryl

The waters along the Northern Territory coast are relatively shallow. And even for quite a distance offshore you don't get that 'oceanic depth', until you go off the edge of the Arafura Shelf, something like 300 kms away. The Bureau of Meteorology currently shows the reading to generally be 31C here although their chart has the red colour ramped up quiet dark indicating higher temps on their scale.

If you look at the CSIRO charts where you can check spots rather than broad areas, it spots from 31C to 34C. But in the waters adjacent to the beach it will get a lot hotter depending on the tides and time of day. Most fish are attuned to this, but now and again you can get fish kills from these very high temps. Looks like the fish might have their own "Darwin Awards".

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happ

There seems to be wide swings between ocean temps taken overnight compared to afternoon. At 3PM both Santa Monica Bay & San Diego Bay are recording 64F\ 17.7C but were at least 4 degrees cooler at 7AM. Are there similar variations at other locations?

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Tyrone

23C /73F here at 32S west coast Oz.

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Jeff in St Pete

Quepos, Costa Rica

30.2C (86.3F)

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tropicbreeze

There seems to be wide swings between ocean temps taken overnight compared to afternoon. At 3PM both Santa Monica Bay & San Diego Bay are recording 64F\ 17.7C but were at least 4 degrees cooler at 7AM. Are there similar variations at other locations?

You have to expect that in bays where the water is usually shallower than out to sea. Shallower water will cool down and warm up a lot quicker than deep water.

Here it's still 31C but with a cyclone wandering around nearby it could suck some of this heat out of the water.

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bubba

March 29, 2010-Palm Beach Inlet-76F.

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Cristóbal

Ocean temperatures - 27 - 29 March, California and Baja California.

The mar de cortez is cold for this time of year.

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happ

Been puzzled recently by local ocean temp readings of relatively wide 24-hour swings [something not noticed in the past]. NWS_LA reports current\ 10.00AM water temp of 55F\ 12.7C for Santa Monica bay [the coldest reading all winter]. There is a cold airmass overhead & strong winds so upwelling may be particularly strong. NOAA site, however, is showing 61.3 at 1648 [uTC]. Wonder if there are 2 buoys for Santa Monica bay? Both NWS & NOAA report 62.2F\ 16.7C water temp for San Diego bay. :hmm: In any event cold water is the norm for several more months.

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Jeff in St Pete

Quepos, Costa Rica

30.3C (86.5F)

This should be the warmest water of the year since we are nearing the end of our "Summer". In the next month it should start cooling off a little.

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tropicbreeze

Happ, maybe one is using the buoys and the other is using satellite data.

There always a lag between ocean temps and atmospheric temps. The warmest water is usually after the end of summer.

We're still over 31C (88F) but further to the east Tropical Cyclone Paul dropped the temps dramatically. Where the cyclone hovered along the coast a couple of days the water is down to around 27C (81F) now. Westwards the cyclones came very early in the season so the sea's re-heated . There's a vast area over 31C (88F) to the north west of Australia. If we get to the end of this month without a cyclone forming here then we should be okay.

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Jeff in St Pete

Quepos, Costa Rica

30.6C (87.1F)

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bubba

May 1, 2010- Palm Beach Inlet-76F.

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Mike in Nelson

Don't know what ours is at present. Too bloody cold for swimming anyway.

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happ

Santa Monica Bay: 60F\ 15.5C

San Diego Bay: 65F\ 18.3C

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Daryl

25C (77F) here...went for a dip last weekend and it was great!

Daryl

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JasonD

25 miles off San Francisco: 50F

Just inside the Golden Gate: 54F

SF Bay temperature near Oakland, at Alameda: 60F

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tropicbreeze

Ours is dropping off for the winter now (one week to go). Off the coast it's 29C (84.2F). Don't have figures for closer to shore.

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Jeff in St Pete

Quepos, Costa Rica

30.1C (86.2F)

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bubba

Palm Beach Inlet-June 1, 2010-84F. A little toasty for this time of year.

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tropicbreeze

Today's our first day of winter so sea temps are on their way down. At the moment it's between 29C (84.2F) to 30C (86.0F). (Spot readings go from 29.2C to 30.4C.)

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Tyrone

21C (70F) and falling.

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happ

Typically the Pacific off the California coast warms very slowly:

Los Angeles: 63.9F

San Diego: 67.1F

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gsytch

86F/30C off the coast of Tampa Bay....unreal as it was still in the 50's during March. Our sun is HOT and does a lot to warm the Gulf up! Greg

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happ

San Diego bay is 70.2F\ 21.1C [always the first to record ocean temps in the 70's]

Los Angeles: 66.9F\ 19.3C

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Jeff in St Pete

Quepos, Costa Rica

Pacific Ocean

28.6C (83.5F)

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gsytch

The Gulf Of Mexico is now 89F off my coast. It is 90F in Tampa Bay. That is like bath water! That is what a month of hot, sunny weather will do for you. Back in March we were struggling to get into the 60's in the water....Makes for warm, humid, sticky nights. These temps usually bring coastal showers and storms but none so far this rainy season. One can hope! Greg

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Jeff in St Pete

Quepos, Costa Rica

Pacific Ocean

29.0C (84.2F)

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