Ofu Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Ofu right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Ofu, American Samoa on 8th December 2023.

29.25° C

(84.66° F)

  • yesterday: 29.38° C (84.89° F)
  • a week ago: 28.9° C (84.02° 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 Ofu on December 8th over the last 10 years is 29.14° C (84.45° F), with a low temperature of 28.27° C (82.89° F) and a high of 29.58° C (85.24° F).

Analysis and forecast for Ofu water temperatures

The water temperature in Ofu today is higher than the average temperature of 29.14° C (84.45° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 8th December 2022, was 29.26° C (84.67° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
December 8 29.25° C 84.66° F
December 7 29.38° C 84.89° F
December 6 28.76° C 83.77° F
December 5 28.8° C 83.84° F
December 4 28.83° C 83.89° F
December 3 28.77° C 83.79° F
December 2 28.36° C 83.05° F
December 1 28.9° C 84.02° F
November 30 28.9° C 84.02° F
November 29 28.9° C 84.02° F
November 28 28.62° C 83.52° F
November 27 28.97° C 84.15° F
November 26 29° C 84.2° F
November 25 28.91° C 84.04° F
November 24 28.93° C 84.07° F
November 23 28.93° C 84.07° F
November 22 28.94° C 84.09° F
November 21 28.97° C 84.15° F
November 20 29.17° C 84.51° F
November 19 29.37° C 84.87° F
November 18 29.59° C 85.26° F
November 17 29.69° C 85.44° F
November 16 29.61° C 85.3° F
November 15 29.63° C 85.33° F
November 14 29.61° C 85.3° F
November 13 29.55° C 85.19° F
November 12 29.44° C 84.99° F
November 11 29.33° C 84.79° F
November 10 28.97° C 84.15° F
November 9 28.67° C 83.61° F
November 8 28.51° C 83.32° 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 Ofu by month

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

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

Ofu map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Ofu

The highest temperature in American Samoa today is 29.57° C (85.23° F) in Taulaga. The lowest is in Aua, where the temperature of the water is 29.03° C (84.26° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Ofu?

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