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 14th April 2024.

30.09° C

(86.16° F)

  • yesterday: 30.04° C (86.07° F)
  • a week ago: 30.35° C (86.63° F)

Water at this temperature is very warm and you should look to bathe only. Avoid any kind of strenuous swimming as there is a real risk of heat stroke at this temperature.

The average sea temperature for Ofu on April 14th over the last 10 years is 29.81° C (85.67° F), with a low temperature of 28.86° C (83.95° F) and a high of 30.89° C (87.6° F).

Analysis and forecast for Ofu water temperatures

The water temperature in Ofu today is higher than the average temperature of 29.81° C (85.67° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 14th April 2023, was 30.09° C (86.16° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
April 14 30.09° C 86.16° F
April 13 30.04° C 86.07° F
April 12 30.45° C 86.81° F
April 11 30.3° C 86.54° F
April 10 30.22° C 86.4° F
April 9 30.05° C 86.09° F
April 8 30.42° C 86.76° F
April 7 30.35° C 86.63° F
April 6 30.55° C 86.99° F
April 5 30.66° C 87.19° F
April 4 30.59° C 87.06° F
April 3 30.6° C 87.08° F
April 2 30.46° C 86.83° F
April 1 30.72° C 87.3° F
March 31 30.57° C 87.03° F
March 30 30.6° C 87.08° F
March 29 30.69° C 87.24° F
March 28 30.78° C 87.4° F
March 27 30.88° C 87.58° F
March 26 30.85° C 87.53° F
March 25 30.92° C 87.66° F
March 24 30.93° C 87.67° F
March 23 30.96° C 87.73° F
March 22 31.08° C 87.94° F
March 21 31.05° C 87.89° F
March 20 31.07° C 87.93° F
March 19 30.98° C 87.76° F
March 18 30.93° C 87.67° F
March 17 30.91° C 87.64° F
March 16 30.8° C 87.44° F
March 15 30.83° C 87.49° 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 30.31° C (86.56° F) in Ofu. The lowest is in Taulaga, where the temperature of the water is 30.03° C (86.06° 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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