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 June 2023.

29.03° C

(84.25° F)

  • yesterday: 29.04° C (84.27° F)
  • a week ago: 29.42° C (84.96° 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 June 8th over the last 10 years is 28.87° C (83.97° F), with a low temperature of 27.71° C (81.88° F) and a high of 29.53° C (85.15° F).

Analysis and forecast for Ofu water temperatures

The water temperature in Ofu today is higher than the average temperature of 28.87° C (83.97° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 8th June 2022, was 29.02° C (84.24° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
June 8 29.03° C 84.25° F
June 7 29.04° C 84.27° F
June 6 29.25° C 84.65° F
June 5 29.22° C 84.6° F
June 4 29.34° C 84.81° F
June 3 29.49° C 85.08° F
June 2 29.28° C 84.7° F
June 1 29.42° C 84.96° F
May 31 29.25° C 84.65° F
May 30 29.28° C 84.7° F
May 29 29.26° C 84.67° F
May 28 29.43° C 84.97° F
May 27 29.46° C 85.03° F
May 26 29.14° C 84.45° F
May 25 29.24° C 84.63° F
May 24 29.22° C 84.6° F
May 23 29.3° C 84.74° F
May 22 29.31° C 84.76° F
May 21 29.18° C 84.52° F
May 20 29.29° C 84.72° F
May 19 29.3° C 84.74° F
May 18 29.35° C 84.83° F
May 17 29.27° C 84.69° F
May 16 29.43° C 84.97° F
May 15 29.52° C 85.14° F
May 14 29.63° C 85.33° F
May 13 29.3° C 84.74° F
May 12 29.18° C 84.52° F
May 11 29.16° C 84.49° F
May 10 29.28° C 84.7° F
May 9 29.31° C 84.76° 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 29.33° C (84.79° F) in Taulaga. The lowest is in Ofu, where the temperature of the water is 29.2° C (84.56° 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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