The aim of this paper is to investigate the influence of temperature fields on wave propagation in composite plates (A0 mode of the Lamb wave has been used). This phenomenon is modelled by the Spectral Element Method. For this purpose a spectral composite plate element, which enables one to take into account thermal effects, has been developed. Different temperature fields have been considered. Results of numerical simulations have been used as input data for a special damage location algorithm. The proposed damage location algorithm utilises signals registered by a clock-like sensor array. In the next step the results from crack location for different temperature fields have been compared.