Basseterre Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Basseterre right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis on 24th May 2024.

27.89° C

(82.2° F)

  • yesterday: 29.19° C (84.54° F)
  • a week ago: 29.18° C (84.52° 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 Basseterre on May 24th over the last 10 years is 27.66° C (81.78° F), with a low temperature of 27.25° C (81.05° F) and a high of 28.16° C (82.69° F).

Analysis and forecast for Basseterre water temperatures

The water temperature in Basseterre today is higher than the average temperature of 27.66° C (81.78° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 24th May 2023, was 27.85° C (82.13° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
May 24 27.89° C 82.2° F
May 23 29.19° C 84.54° F
May 23 29.19° C 84.54° F
May 22 29.23° C 84.61° F
May 21 29.29° C 84.72° F
May 20 29.21° C 84.58° F
May 19 29.25° C 84.65° F
May 18 29.31° C 84.76° F
May 17 29.18° C 84.52° F
May 16 29.13° C 84.43° F
May 15 28.92° C 84.06° F
May 14 28.84° C 83.91° F
May 13 28.63° C 83.53° F
May 12 28.48° C 83.26° F
May 11 28.52° C 83.34° F
May 10 28.36° C 83.05° F
May 9 28.36° C 83.05° F
May 8 28.36° C 83.05° F
May 7 28.29° C 82.92° F
May 6 28.23° C 82.81° F
May 5 28.16° C 82.69° F
May 4 28.03° C 82.45° F
May 3 28.04° C 82.47° F
May 2 28.07° C 82.53° F
May 1 28.1° C 82.58° F
April 30 28.06° C 82.51° F
April 29 27.98° C 82.36° F
April 28 28.01° C 82.42° F
April 27 28.02° C 82.44° F
April 26 27.92° C 82.26° 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 Basseterre by month

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

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

Basseterre map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Basseterre

The highest temperature in Saint Kitts and Nevis today is 28.22° C (82.8° F) in Dieppe Bay Town. The lowest is in Basseterre, where the temperature of the water is 28.1° C (82.58° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Basseterre?

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