Benguela Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Benguela right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Benguela, Angola on 26th September 2023.

21.51° C

(70.72° F)

  • yesterday: 21.39° C (70.5° F)
  • a week ago: 21.22° C (70.2° F)

Water at this temperature is very pleasant to swim in and if you tend to wear a wetsuit when swimming, you might consider removing it now to avoid the body overheating.

The average sea temperature for Benguela on September 26th over the last 10 years is 21.92° C (71.45° F), with a low temperature of 20.62° C (69.12° F) and a high of 23.35° C (74.03° F).

Analysis and forecast for Benguela water temperatures

The water temperature in Benguela today is lower than the average temperature of 21.92° C (71.45° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 26th September 2022, was 21.51° C (70.72° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
September 26 21.51° C 70.72° F
September 25 21.39° C 70.5° F
September 24 21.3° C 70.34° F
September 23 20.96° C 69.73° F
September 22 20.58° C 69.04° F
September 21 20.32° C 68.58° F
September 20 21.19° C 70.14° F
September 19 21.22° C 70.2° F
September 18 21.4° C 70.52° F
September 17 20.65° C 69.17° F
September 16 19.98° C 67.96° F
September 15 20.21° C 68.38° F
September 14 19.89° C 67.8° F
September 13 19.99° C 67.98° F
September 12 19.47° C 67.05° F
September 11 19.25° C 66.65° F
September 10 19.92° C 67.86° F
September 9 19.61° C 67.3° F
September 8 20.28° C 68.5° F
September 7 20.13° C 68.23° F
September 6 19.76° C 67.57° F
September 5 19.59° C 67.26° F
September 4 19.73° C 67.51° F
September 3 19.89° C 67.8° F
September 2 19.9° C 67.82° F
September 1 19.45° C 67.01° F
August 31 19.58° C 67.24° F
August 30 19.65° C 67.37° F
August 29 19.54° C 67.17° F
August 28 19.2° C 66.56° F
August 27 19.14° C 66.45° 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 Benguela by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Benguela.

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

Benguela map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Benguela

The highest temperature in Angola today is 24.51° C (76.12° F) in Soyo. The lowest is in Tombua, where the temperature of the water is 18.1° C (64.58° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Benguela?

The ocean covers about 71% of the Earth's surface, and scientists record the sea surface temperature (SST) of locations such as Benguela 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 Benguela 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 Benguela 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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