Nouakchott Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Nouakchott right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Nouakchott, Mauritania on 6th July 2022.

24.71° C

(76.48° F)

  • yesterday: 24.84° C (76.72° F)
  • a week ago: 23.37° C (74.07° 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 Nouakchott on July 6th over the last 10 years is 25.07° C (77.13° F), with a low temperature of 22.77° C (72.99° F) and a high of 26.4° C (79.52° F).

Analysis and forecast for Nouakchott water temperatures

The water temperature in Nouakchott today is lower than the average temperature of 25.07° C (77.13° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 6th July 2021, was 24.68° C (76.42° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
July 6 24.71° C 76.48° F
July 5 24.84° C 76.72° F
July 4 23.86° C 74.95° F
July 3 23.41° C 74.14° F
July 2 22.79° C 73.02° F
July 1 22.66° C 72.79° F
June 30 22.83° C 73.09° F
June 29 23.37° C 74.07° F
June 28 23.97° C 75.15° F
June 27 24.1° C 75.38° F
June 26 24.17° C 75.51° F
June 25 24.59° C 76.26° F
June 24 25.05° C 77.09° F
June 23 25.53° C 77.95° F
June 22 26° C 78.8° F
June 21 25.98° C 78.76° F
June 20 25.55° C 77.99° F
June 19 24.8° C 76.64° F
June 18 24.01° C 75.22° F
June 17 23.76° C 74.77° F
June 16 23.56° C 74.41° F
June 15 23.53° C 74.35° F
June 14 23.2° C 73.76° F
June 13 22.68° C 72.82° F
June 12 22.28° C 72.1° F
June 11 22.18° C 71.92° F
June 10 21.61° C 70.9° F
June 9 20.67° C 69.21° F
June 8 20.38° C 68.68° F
June 7 19.79° C 67.62° F
June 6 19.23° C 66.61° 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 Nouakchott by month

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

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

Nouakchott map and nearby water temperatures

The highest temperature in Mauritania today is 22.68° C (72.83° F) in Nouakchott. The lowest is in Nouadhibou, where the temperature of the water is 18.31° C (64.96° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Nouakchott?

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