Mers El Kebir Sea Temperature

Looking to find out what the sea water temperature in Mers El Kebir is for today and the next few days? Below are data and charts that will give you information about sea temperatures in Mers El Kebir and nearby locations.

Water temperature in Mers El Kebir right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Mers El Kebir, Algeria on 29th January 2023.

14.91° C

(58.84° F)

  • yesterday: 14.97° C (58.95° F)
  • a week ago: 16.51° C (61.72° F)

Water at this temperature is cold and will feel very cold initially, but the body will get used to it and longer swims are possible. Experienced swimmers can manage several hours of swimming, however hypothermia is still a very big risk.

The average sea temperature for Mers El Kebir on January 29th over the last 10 years is 15.44° C (59.79° F), with a low temperature of 14.82° C (58.68° F) and a high of 15.95° C (60.71° F).

Analysis and forecast for Mers El Kebir water temperatures

The water temperature in Mers El Kebir today is lower than the average temperature of 15.44° C (59.79° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 29th January 2022, was 14.82° C (58.68° F).

The chart and table below shows the change in water temperature in Mers El Kebir over the last 30 days:

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
January 29 14.91° C 58.84° F
January 28 14.97° C 58.95° F
January 26 16.04° C 60.87° F
January 25 16.33° C 61.39° F
January 24 16.29° C 61.32° F
January 23 16.33° C 61.39° F
January 22 16.51° C 61.72° F
January 21 16.64° C 61.95° F
January 20 16.68° C 62.02° F
January 19 16.85° C 62.33° F
January 18 16.85° C 62.33° F
January 17 17.04° C 62.67° F
January 16 16.98° C 62.56° F
January 15 17.11° C 62.8° F
January 14 17.08° C 62.74° F
January 13 16.88° C 62.38° F
January 12 17.06° C 62.71° F
January 11 17.06° C 62.71° F
January 10 17.09° C 62.76° F
January 9 17.12° C 62.82° F
January 8 17.06° C 62.71° F
January 7 17.12° C 62.82° F
January 6 17.26° C 63.07° F
January 5 17.32° C 63.18° F
January 4 17.27° C 63.09° F
January 3 17.2° C 62.96° F
January 2 17.28° C 63.1° F
January 1 17.27° C 63.09° F
December 31 17.35° C 63.23° F
December 30 17.35° C 63.23° F
December 29 17.41° C 63.34° F

The actual nearshore temperatures may vary by several degrees and this can also be heavily affected by weather. Strong winds can cause cold, deep waters to replace the surface waters that had been warmed by the sun, and heavy rain can also reduce the temperature of the sea surface temperature as well.

Water temperature in Mers El Kebir by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Mers El Kebir.

For more detailed information on how the sea temperature in Mers El Kebir changes for each month of the year, choose from the months below.

Mers El Kebir map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Mers El Kebir

The highest temperature in Algeria today is 15.47° C (59.85° F) in Bejaia. The lowest is in Ain El Turk, where the temperature of the water is 15.2° C (59.36° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Mers El Kebir?

The ocean covers about 71% of the Earth's surface, and scientists record the sea surface temperature (SST) of locations such as Mers El Kebir because they want to understand and learn how the ocean communicates with the atomosphere of Earth.

SST is one measure that provides information on the global climate, and it can be used to predict the weather in Mers El Kebir as well as atmospheric model simulations and to study marine ecosystems in the area.

Data source and citation

Raw data for the calculations made to find the sea surface temperature in Mers El Kebir comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and their 1/4° daily Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature.

The water temperature data is constructed by combining observations from different platforms (satellites, ships, buoys, and Argo floats) on a regular global grid. A spatially complete sea surface temperature map is then built by interpolating to fill in gaps in the data.

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