Soufriere Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Soufriere right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Soufriere, Saint Lucia on 29th February 2024.

26.51° C

(79.72° F)

  • yesterday: 26.54° C (79.78° F)
  • a week ago: 27.98° C (82.36° 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 Soufriere on February 29th over the last 10 years is 26.88° C (80.38° F), with a low temperature of 26.33° C (79.39° F) and a high of 27.48° C (81.46° F).

Analysis and forecast for Soufriere water temperatures

The water temperature in Soufriere today is lower than the average temperature of 26.88° C (80.38° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 1st March 2023, was 26.45° C (79.61° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
February 29 26.51° C 79.72° F
February 28 26.54° C 79.78° F
February 27 27.88° C 82.18° F
February 26 27.93° C 82.27° F
February 25 27.86° C 82.15° F
February 24 28.01° C 82.42° F
February 23 27.92° C 82.26° F
February 22 27.98° C 82.36° F
February 21 27.97° C 82.35° F
February 20 27.89° C 82.2° F
February 19 27.9° C 82.22° F
February 18 28.03° C 82.45° F
February 17 27.98° C 82.36° F
February 16 27.96° C 82.33° F
February 15 27.96° C 82.33° F
February 14 27.85° C 82.13° F
February 13 27.77° C 81.99° F
February 12 27.85° C 82.13° F
February 11 27.89° C 82.2° F
February 10 27.87° C 82.17° F
February 9 27.9° C 82.22° F
February 8 28° C 82.4° F
February 7 28.06° C 82.51° F
February 6 28.02° C 82.44° F
February 5 27.98° C 82.36° F
February 4 27.99° C 82.38° F
February 3 27.97° C 82.35° F
February 2 27.91° C 82.24° F
February 1 27.78° C 82° F
January 31 27.7° C 81.86° F
January 30 27.6° C 81.68° 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 Soufriere by month

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

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

Soufriere map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Soufriere

The highest temperature in Saint Lucia today is 26.43° C (79.58° F) in Castries City. The lowest is in Sugar Beach, where the temperature of the water is 26.39° C (79.51° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Soufriere?

The ocean covers about 71% of the Earth's surface, and scientists record the sea surface temperature (SST) of locations such as Soufriere 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 Soufriere 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 Soufriere 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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  • "Soufriere Sea Temperature". SeaTemperatures.net. Accessed on February 29, 2024. http://seatemperatures.net/central-america-and-the-caribbean/saint-lucia/soufriere/.

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