Mata Utu Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Mata Utu right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Mata Utu, Wallis and Futuna on 29th February 2024.

29.33° C

(84.8° F)

  • yesterday: 29.47° C (85.05° F)
  • a week ago: 29.55° C (85.19° 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 Mata Utu on February 29th over the last 10 years is 29.37° C (84.86° F), with a low temperature of 28.99° C (84.18° F) and a high of 29.57° C (85.23° F).

Analysis and forecast for Mata Utu water temperatures

The water temperature in Mata Utu today is lower than the average temperature of 29.37° C (84.86° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 1st March 2023, was 29.34° C (84.81° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
February 29 29.33° C 84.8° F
February 28 29.47° C 85.05° F
February 27 30° C 86° F
February 26 30.13° C 86.23° F
February 25 29.45° C 85.01° F
February 24 29.44° C 84.99° F
February 23 29.35° C 84.83° F
February 22 29.55° C 85.19° F
February 21 29.62° C 85.32° F
February 20 29.54° C 85.17° F
February 19 29.17° C 84.51° F
February 18 28.95° C 84.11° F
February 17 29.61° C 85.3° F
February 16 29.67° C 85.41° F
February 15 29.5° C 85.1° F
February 14 29.44° C 84.99° F
February 13 29.6° C 85.28° F
February 12 29.47° C 85.05° F
February 11 29.42° C 84.96° F
February 10 28.91° C 84.04° F
February 9 29.41° C 84.94° F
February 8 29.68° C 85.42° F
February 7 29.61° C 85.3° F
February 6 29.68° C 85.42° F
February 5 29.7° C 85.46° F
February 4 29.71° C 85.48° F
February 3 29.67° C 85.41° F
February 2 29.75° C 85.55° F
February 1 29.85° C 85.73° F
January 31 29.9° C 85.82° F
January 30 29.96° C 85.93° 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 Mata Utu by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Mata Utu.

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

Mata Utu map and nearby water temperatures

The highest temperature in Wallis and Futuna today is 29.79° C (85.62° F) in Mata Utu. The lowest is in Mata Utu, where the temperature of the water is 29.79° C (85.62° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Mata Utu?

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