The water is only getting warmer

Coldest water temps are over. It's time to get back in the water!

October recorded the lowest sea temperatures for 2018 off Perth's coast, which means it's only getting warmer in the water in Western Australia.

The lowest recorded was 17.4 degrees celsius in October and temperatures have only been increasing about a degree every month until it peaks at 25 degrees in March.

The Leeuwin Current
The Leeuwin Current

Perth's ocean temperatures are able to stay warmer than similar temperate coastlines due to the uniqueness of the Leeuwin Ocean Current.

The Leeuwin Current hugs the coastline of WA from exmouth down to the Southern Ocean as far as Tasmania. It begins its journey at the equator in the Indonesian Archipelago, bringing with it warm tropical waters, allowing Perth's waters to achieve consistent temperatures throughout the year.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy what the Leeuwin has to offer, as the waters are only going to get warmer.

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