Bahir Dar Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Bahir Dar right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Bahir Dar, Ethiopia on 29th February 2024.

27.55° C

(81.59° F)

  • yesterday: 27.42° C (81.36° F)
  • a week ago: 27.44° C (81.39° 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 Bahir Dar on February 29th over the last 10 years is 26.39° C (79.51° F), with a low temperature of 25.73° C (78.31° F) and a high of 27.66° C (81.79° F).

Analysis and forecast for Bahir Dar water temperatures

The water temperature in Bahir Dar today is higher than the average temperature of 26.39° C (79.51° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 1st March 2023, was 27.54° C (81.57° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
February 29 27.55° C 81.59° F
February 28 27.42° C 81.36° F
February 27 27.9° C 82.22° F
February 26 28.16° C 82.69° F
February 25 28.17° C 82.71° F
February 24 28.31° C 82.96° F
February 23 28.12° C 82.62° F
February 22 27.44° C 81.39° F
February 21 27.21° C 80.98° F
February 20 27.04° C 80.67° F
February 19 26.46° C 79.63° F
February 18 26.69° C 80.04° F
February 17 26.79° C 80.22° F
February 16 27.07° C 80.73° F
February 15 27.14° C 80.85° F
February 14 26.84° C 80.31° F
February 13 26.87° C 80.37° F
February 12 26.62° C 79.92° F
February 11 26.57° C 79.83° F
February 10 26.73° C 80.11° F
February 9 26.86° C 80.35° F
February 8 26.86° C 80.35° F
February 7 26.81° C 80.26° F
February 6 26.69° C 80.04° F
February 5 26.99° C 80.58° F
February 4 27.17° C 80.91° F
February 3 27.32° C 81.18° F
February 2 27.22° C 81° F
February 1 27.21° C 80.98° F
January 31 27.36° C 81.25° F
January 30 27.4° C 81.32° 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 Bahir Dar by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Bahir Dar.

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

Bahir Dar map and nearby water temperatures

The highest temperature in Ethiopia today is 27.13° C (80.84° F) in Lake Tana. The lowest is in Abaya Lake, where the temperature of the water is 27.08° C (80.75° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Bahir Dar?

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