Fakaofo Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Fakaofo right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Fakaofo, Tokelau on 6th July 2022.

29.5° C

(85.1° F)

  • yesterday: 29.14° C (84.45° F)
  • a week ago: 28.81° C (83.86° 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 Fakaofo on July 6th over the last 10 years is 29.2° C (84.56° F), with a low temperature of 28.59° C (83.46° F) and a high of 29.72° C (85.5° F).

Analysis and forecast for Fakaofo water temperatures

The water temperature in Fakaofo today is higher than the average temperature of 29.2° C (84.56° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 6th July 2021, was 29.51° C (85.12° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
July 6 29.5° C 85.1° F
July 5 29.14° C 84.45° F
July 4 28.59° C 83.46° F
July 3 28.66° C 83.59° F
July 2 28.75° C 83.75° F
July 1 28.74° C 83.73° F
June 30 28.72° C 83.7° F
June 29 28.81° C 83.86° F
June 28 28.74° C 83.73° F
June 27 28.77° C 83.79° F
June 26 28.75° C 83.75° F
June 25 28.89° C 84° F
June 24 28.85° C 83.93° F
June 23 28.84° C 83.91° F
June 22 28.85° C 83.93° F
June 21 28.89° C 84° F
June 20 28.81° C 83.86° F
June 19 28.8° C 83.84° F
June 18 28.84° C 83.91° F
June 17 28.92° C 84.06° F
June 16 28.95° C 84.11° F
June 15 28.96° C 84.13° F
June 14 28.95° C 84.11° F
June 13 28.99° C 84.18° F
June 12 29.01° C 84.22° F
June 11 29.11° C 84.4° F
June 10 29.15° C 84.47° F
June 9 29.12° C 84.42° F
June 8 29.1° C 84.38° F
June 7 29.14° C 84.45° F
June 6 29.17° C 84.51° 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 Fakaofo by month

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

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

Fakaofo map and nearby water temperatures

The highest temperature in Tokelau today is 29.27° C (84.69° F) in Atafu. The lowest is in Nukunonu, where the temperature of the water is 29° C (84.2° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Fakaofo?

The ocean covers about 71% of the Earth's surface, and scientists record the sea surface temperature (SST) of locations such as Fakaofo 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 Fakaofo 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 Fakaofo 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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  • "Fakaofo Sea Temperature". SeaTemperatures.net. Accessed on July 6, 2022. http://seatemperatures.net/australia-and-oceania/tokelau/fakaofo/.

  • "Fakaofo Sea Temperature". SeaTemperatures.net, http://seatemperatures.net/australia-and-oceania/tokelau/fakaofo/. Accessed 6 July, 2022

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