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 21st June 2024.

22.41° C

(72.34° F)

  • yesterday: 22.35° C (72.23° F)
  • a week ago: 24.09° C (75.36° 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 June 21st over the last 10 years is 22.9° C (73.23° F), with a low temperature of 21.62° C (70.92° F) and a high of 24.4° C (75.92° F).

Analysis and forecast for Benguela water temperatures

The water temperature in Benguela today is lower than the average temperature of 22.9° C (73.23° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 21st June 2023, was 22.35° C (72.23° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
June 21 22.41° C 72.34° F
June 20 22.35° C 72.23° F
June 19 22.7° C 72.86° F
June 18 22.75° C 72.95° F
June 17 23.24° C 73.83° F
June 16 23.34° C 74.01° F
June 15 23.97° C 75.15° F
June 14 24.09° C 75.36° F
June 13 23.73° C 74.71° F
June 12 23.56° C 74.41° F
June 11 23.67° C 74.61° F
June 10 23.74° C 74.73° F
June 9 23.65° C 74.57° F
June 8 22.99° C 73.38° F
June 7 22.72° C 72.9° F
June 6 22.87° C 73.17° F
June 5 24.63° C 76.33° F
June 4 24.77° C 76.59° F
June 3 25.15° C 77.27° F
June 2 26.27° C 79.29° F
June 1 26.69° C 80.04° F
May 31 26.9° C 80.42° F
May 30 27.13° C 80.83° F
May 29 27.12° C 80.82° F
May 28 27.11° C 80.8° F
May 27 27.21° C 80.98° F
May 26 27.31° C 81.16° F
May 25 27.48° C 81.46° F
May 24 27.74° C 81.93° F
May 23 27.93° C 82.27° F
May 22 27.96° C 82.33° 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 25.2° C (77.36° F) in Soyo. The lowest is in Tombua, where the temperature of the water is 19.95° C (67.91° 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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