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 7th October 2022.

28.7° C

(83.65° F)

  • yesterday: 28.68° C (83.62° F)
  • a week ago: 27.89° C (82.2° 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 October 7th over the last 10 years is 28.5° C (83.3° F), with a low temperature of 27.6° C (81.68° F) and a high of 29.13° C (84.43° F).

Analysis and forecast for Ofu water temperatures

The water temperature in Ofu today is higher than the average temperature of 28.5° C (83.3° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 7th October 2021, was 28.72° C (83.7° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
October 7 28.7° C 83.65° F
October 6 28.68° C 83.62° F
October 5 27.92° C 82.26° F
October 4 27.85° C 82.13° F
October 3 27.78° C 82° F
October 2 27.92° C 82.26° F
October 1 27.85° C 82.13° F
September 30 27.89° C 82.2° F
September 29 27.95° C 82.31° F
September 28 28.05° C 82.49° F
September 27 27.85° C 82.13° F
September 26 27.75° C 81.95° F
September 25 27.6° C 81.68° F
September 24 27.62° C 81.72° F
September 23 27.62° C 81.72° F
September 22 27.66° C 81.79° F
September 21 27.62° C 81.72° F
September 20 27.66° C 81.79° F
September 19 27.72° C 81.9° F
September 18 27.69° C 81.84° F
September 17 27.68° C 81.82° F
September 16 27.61° C 81.7° F
September 15 27.62° C 81.72° F
September 14 27.66° C 81.79° F
September 13 27.61° C 81.7° F
September 12 27.62° C 81.72° F
September 11 27.57° C 81.63° F
September 10 27.56° C 81.61° F
September 9 27.62° C 81.72° F
September 8 27.64° C 81.75° F
September 7 27.67° C 81.81° 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 28.72° C (83.69° F) in Taulaga. The lowest is in Aua, where the temperature of the water is 28.41° C (83.13° 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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