Dili Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Dili right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Dili, East Timor on 29th February 2024.

28.12° C

(82.61° F)

  • yesterday: 28.39° C (83.09° F)
  • a week ago: 28.56° C (83.41° 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 Dili on February 29th over the last 10 years is 28.93° C (84.07° F), with a low temperature of 28.48° C (83.26° F) and a high of 29.43° C (84.97° F).

Analysis and forecast for Dili water temperatures

The water temperature in Dili today is lower than the average temperature of 28.93° C (84.07° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 1st March 2023, was 28.11° C (82.6° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
February 29 28.12° C 82.61° F
February 28 28.39° C 83.09° F
February 27 28.5° C 83.3° F
February 26 28.35° C 83.03° F
February 25 28.72° C 83.7° F
February 24 28.61° C 83.5° F
February 23 28.86° C 83.95° F
February 22 28.56° C 83.41° F
February 21 28.67° C 83.61° F
February 20 28.65° C 83.57° F
February 19 28.64° C 83.55° F
February 18 28.48° C 83.26° F
February 17 28.35° C 83.03° F
February 16 28.4° C 83.12° F
February 15 28.7° C 83.66° F
February 14 28.82° C 83.88° F
February 13 28.55° C 83.39° F
February 12 28.66° C 83.59° F
February 11 28.76° C 83.77° F
February 10 28.8° C 83.84° F
February 9 28.9° C 84.02° F
February 8 28.73° C 83.71° F
February 7 28.82° C 83.88° F
February 6 28.57° C 83.43° F
February 5 28.72° C 83.7° F
February 4 28.76° C 83.77° F
February 3 28.65° C 83.57° F
February 2 28.49° C 83.28° F
February 1 28.63° C 83.53° F
January 31 28.75° C 83.75° F
January 30 28.79° C 83.82° 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 Dili by month

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

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

Dili map and nearby water temperatures

The highest temperature in East Timor today is 28.4° C (83.11° F) in Dili. The lowest is in Dili, where the temperature of the water is 28.4° C (83.11° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Dili?

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