Tripoli Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Tripoli right now

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

25.68° C

(78.22° F)

  • yesterday: 25.9° C (78.62° F)
  • a week ago: 24.59° C (76.26° 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 Tripoli on July 6th over the last 10 years is 24.88° C (76.78° F), with a low temperature of 23.68° C (74.62° F) and a high of 25.97° C (78.75° F).

Analysis and forecast for Tripoli water temperatures

The water temperature in Tripoli today is higher than the average temperature of 24.88° C (76.78° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 6th July 2021, was 25.66° C (78.19° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
July 6 25.68° C 78.22° F
July 5 25.9° C 78.62° F
July 4 25.73° C 78.31° F
July 3 25.58° C 78.04° F
July 2 25.35° C 77.63° F
July 1 24.71° C 76.48° F
June 30 24.77° C 76.59° F
June 29 24.59° C 76.26° F
June 28 24.16° C 75.49° F
June 27 24.09° C 75.36° F
June 26 24.34° C 75.81° F
June 25 24.1° C 75.38° F
June 24 24.13° C 75.43° F
June 23 23.98° C 75.16° F
June 22 24.2° C 75.56° F
June 21 23.91° C 75.04° F
June 20 24.25° C 75.65° F
June 19 24.51° C 76.12° F
June 18 24.67° C 76.41° F
June 17 24.48° C 76.06° F
June 16 24.32° C 75.78° F
June 15 24.1° C 75.38° F
June 14 23.79° C 74.82° F
June 13 23.41° C 74.14° F
June 12 23.24° C 73.83° F
June 11 23.16° C 73.69° F
June 10 23.32° C 73.98° F
June 9 23.57° C 74.43° F
June 8 23.72° C 74.7° F
June 7 23.81° C 74.86° F
June 6 23.56° C 74.41° 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 Tripoli by month

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

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

Tripoli map and nearby water temperatures

The highest temperature in Libya today is 26.26° C (79.27° F) in Benghazi. The lowest is in Tripoli, where the temperature of the water is 24.14° C (75.45° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Tripoli?

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