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 3rd December 2021.

17.68° C

(63.83° F)

  • yesterday: 17.7° C (63.87° F)
  • a week ago: 18.27° C (64.89° F)

At this temperature, water will feel cold compared to a swimming pool, but with a bit of experience and practice most people will find the water relatively comfortable to swim in.

The average sea temperature for Mers El Kebir on December 3rd over the last 10 years is 17.32° C (63.17° F), with a low temperature of 16.07° C (60.93° F) and a high of 18.38° C (65.08° F).

Analysis and forecast for Mers El Kebir water temperatures

The water temperature in Mers El Kebir today is higher than the average temperature of 17.32° C (63.17° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 3rd December 2020, was 17.68° C (63.82° 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)
December 3 17.68° C 63.83° F
December 2 17.7° C 63.87° F
December 1 17.29° C 63.12° F
November 30 17.41° C 63.34° F
November 29 17.57° C 63.63° F
November 28 17.82° C 64.08° F
November 27 18.08° C 64.54° F
November 26 18.27° C 64.89° F
November 25 18.48° C 65.26° F
November 24 18.67° C 65.61° F
November 23 18.71° C 65.68° F
November 22 18.78° C 65.8° F
November 21 18.88° C 65.98° F
November 20 18.88° C 65.98° F
November 19 18.64° C 65.55° F
November 18 18.81° C 65.86° F
November 17 18.86° C 65.95° F
November 16 18.88° C 65.98° F
November 15 18.97° C 66.15° F
November 14 19.08° C 66.34° F
November 13 19.09° C 66.36° F
November 12 19.13° C 66.43° F
November 11 19.17° C 66.51° F
November 10 19.21° C 66.58° F
November 9 19.06° C 66.31° F
November 8 19.54° C 67.17° F
November 7 19.65° C 67.37° F
November 6 19.85° C 67.73° F
November 5 20.26° C 68.47° F
November 4 20.42° C 68.76° F
November 3 20.78° C 69.4° 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 19.96° C (67.93° F) in Annaba. The lowest is in Mers El Kebir, where the temperature of the water is 18.2° C (64.77° 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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