Benghazi Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Benghazi right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Benghazi, Libya on 6th July 2022.

27.4° C

(81.31° F)

  • yesterday: 27.35° C (81.22° F)
  • a week ago: 25.37° C (77.67° 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 Benghazi on July 6th over the last 10 years is 25.35° C (77.62° F), with a low temperature of 23.8° C (74.84° F) and a high of 27.43° C (81.37° F).

Analysis and forecast for Benghazi water temperatures

The water temperature in Benghazi today is higher than the average temperature of 25.35° C (77.62° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 6th July 2021, was 27.43° C (81.37° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
July 6 27.4° C 81.31° F
July 5 27.35° C 81.22° F
July 4 26.34° C 79.41° F
July 3 26.23° C 79.21° F
July 2 25.8° C 78.44° F
July 1 25.76° C 78.37° F
June 30 25.66° C 78.19° F
June 29 25.37° C 77.67° F
June 28 25.33° C 77.59° F
June 27 25.2° C 77.36° F
June 26 25.43° C 77.77° F
June 25 24.93° C 76.87° F
June 24 24.48° C 76.06° F
June 23 24.27° C 75.69° F
June 22 24.06° C 75.31° F
June 21 23.79° C 74.82° F
June 20 23.85° C 74.93° F
June 19 23.95° C 75.11° F
June 18 23.87° C 74.97° F
June 17 23.73° C 74.71° F
June 16 23.67° C 74.61° F
June 15 23.5° C 74.3° F
June 14 23.28° C 73.9° F
June 13 23.1° C 73.58° F
June 12 23.07° C 73.53° F
June 11 23.1° C 73.58° F
June 10 23.28° C 73.9° F
June 9 23.54° C 74.37° F
June 8 22.97° C 73.35° F
June 7 22.69° C 72.84° F
June 6 22.77° C 72.99° 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 Benghazi by month

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

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

Benghazi map and nearby water temperatures

The highest temperature in Libya today is 26.21° C (79.17° F) in Benghazi. The lowest is in Tripoli, where the temperature of the water is 24.09° C (75.36° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Benghazi?

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