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 5th March 2024.

23.47° C

(74.25° F)

  • yesterday: 25.98° C (78.77° F)
  • a week ago: 28.42° C (83.16° 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 March 5th over the last 10 years is 27.61° C (81.71° F), with a low temperature of 23.37° C (74.07° F) and a high of 30.18° C (86.32° F).

Analysis and forecast for Benguela water temperatures

The water temperature in Benguela today is lower than the average temperature of 27.61° C (81.71° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 5th March 2023, was 23.37° C (74.07° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
March 5 23.47° C 74.25° F
March 4 25.98° C 78.77° F
March 3 28.53° C 83.35° F
March 2 28.54° C 83.37° F
March 1 28.48° C 83.26° F
February 29 28.38° C 83.08° F
February 28 28.5° C 83.3° F
February 27 28.42° C 83.16° F
February 26 28.77° C 83.79° F
February 25 28.84° C 83.91° F
February 24 29.2° C 84.56° F
February 23 29.14° C 84.45° F
February 22 29.34° C 84.81° F
February 21 29.98° C 85.96° F
February 20 29.61° C 85.3° F
February 19 29.45° C 85.01° F
February 18 29.12° C 84.42° F
February 17 28.97° C 84.15° F
February 16 29.36° C 84.85° F
February 15 29.21° C 84.58° F
February 14 29.17° C 84.51° F
February 13 29.4° C 84.92° F
February 12 29.07° C 84.33° F
February 11 29.21° C 84.58° F
February 10 29.2° C 84.56° F
February 9 29.06° C 84.31° F
February 8 28.98° C 84.16° F
February 7 28.8° C 83.84° F
February 6 28.84° C 83.91° F
February 5 28.89° C 84° 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 28.1° C (82.59° F) in Luanda. The lowest is in Tombua, where the temperature of the water is 20.94° C (69.7° 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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