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 27th May 2022.

27.83° C

(82.09° F)

  • yesterday: 27.97° C (82.34° F)
  • a week ago: 23.37° C (74.07° F)

This water temperature is comparable to that of a swimming pool, but it might be higher than most open water swimmers prefer for serious swimming. Make sure to drink plenty of water before and after swimming and don't wear a wetsuit to avoid overheating.

The average sea temperature for Benguela on May 27th over the last 10 years is 25.46° C (77.83° F), with a low temperature of 23.73° C (74.71° F) and a high of 28° C (82.4° F).

Analysis and forecast for Benguela water temperatures

The water temperature in Benguela today is higher than the average temperature of 25.46° C (77.83° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 27th May 2021, was 28° C (82.4° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
May 27 27.83° C 82.09° F
May 26 27.97° C 82.34° F
May 25 22.52° C 72.54° F
May 24 21.97° C 71.55° F
May 23 22.29° C 72.12° F
May 22 23.19° C 73.74° F
May 21 23.43° C 74.17° F
May 20 23.37° C 74.07° F
May 19 24.04° C 75.27° F
May 18 24.64° C 76.35° F
May 17 25.09° C 77.16° F
May 16 25° C 77° F
May 15 25.17° C 77.31° F
May 14 25.42° C 77.76° F
May 13 25.71° C 78.28° F
May 12 25.98° C 78.76° F
May 11 25.75° C 78.35° F
May 10 25.52° C 77.94° F
May 9 25.42° C 77.76° F
May 8 25.4° C 77.72° F
May 7 25.39° C 77.7° F
May 6 25.4° C 77.72° F
May 5 25.15° C 77.27° F
May 4 25.32° C 77.58° F
May 3 25.37° C 77.67° F
May 2 25.33° C 77.59° F
May 1 25.34° C 77.61° F
April 30 25.11° C 77.2° F
April 29 25.16° C 77.29° F
April 28 25.38° C 77.68° F
April 27 25.48° C 77.86° 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 28.06° C (82.5° F) in Benguela. The lowest is in Tombua, where the temperature of the water is 23.22° C (73.79° 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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