Walvis Bay Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Walvis Bay right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Walvis Bay, Namibia on 29th February 2024.

17.86° C

(64.15° F)

  • yesterday: 17.94° C (64.29° F)
  • a week ago: 16.51° C (61.72° F)

At this temperature, water will feel cold compared to a swimming pool, but with a bit of experience and practice most people will find the water relatively comfortable to swim in.

The average sea temperature for Walvis Bay on February 29th over the last 10 years is 18.32° C (64.98° F), with a low temperature of 18.14° C (64.65° F) and a high of 18.63° C (65.53° F).

Analysis and forecast for Walvis Bay water temperatures

The water temperature in Walvis Bay today is lower than the average temperature of 18.32° C (64.98° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 1st March 2023, was 17.9° C (64.22° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
February 29 17.86° C 64.15° F
February 28 17.94° C 64.29° F
February 27 16.51° C 61.72° F
February 26 16.09° C 60.96° F
February 25 16.19° C 61.14° F
February 24 16.16° C 61.09° F
February 23 16.31° C 61.36° F
February 22 16.51° C 61.72° F
February 21 16.53° C 61.75° F
February 20 16.4° C 61.52° F
February 19 16.04° C 60.87° F
February 18 15.94° C 60.69° F
February 17 15.24° C 59.43° F
February 16 15.81° C 60.46° F
February 15 16.02° C 60.84° F
February 14 16.3° C 61.34° F
February 13 16.52° C 61.74° F
February 12 16.39° C 61.5° F
February 11 16.37° C 61.47° F
February 10 16.41° C 61.54° F
February 9 17.06° C 62.71° F
February 8 17.91° C 64.24° F
February 7 17.9° C 64.22° F
February 6 17.96° C 64.33° F
February 5 17.94° C 64.29° F
February 4 17.91° C 64.24° F
February 3 17.58° C 63.64° F
February 2 17.49° C 63.48° F
February 1 17.79° C 64.02° F
January 31 18.11° C 64.6° F
January 30 18.69° C 65.64° 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 Walvis Bay by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Walvis Bay.

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

Walvis Bay map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Walvis Bay

The highest temperature in Namibia today is 17.7° C (63.86° F) in Skeleton Bay. The lowest is in Luderitz, where the temperature of the water is 15.31° C (59.56° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Walvis Bay?

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