Basra Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Basra right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Basra, Iraq on 6th July 2022.

30.92° C

(87.66° F)

  • yesterday: 31.17° C (88.11° F)
  • a week ago: 30.2° C (86.36° 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 Basra on July 6th over the last 10 years is 30.79° C (87.42° F), with a low temperature of 28.97° C (84.15° F) and a high of 32.47° C (90.45° F).

Analysis and forecast for Basra water temperatures

The water temperature in Basra today is higher than the average temperature of 30.79° C (87.42° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 6th July 2021, was 30.92° C (87.66° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
July 6 30.92° C 87.66° F
July 5 31.17° C 88.11° F
July 4 29.37° C 84.87° F
July 3 29.6° C 85.28° F
July 2 30.13° C 86.23° F
July 1 30.33° C 86.59° F
June 30 30.32° C 86.58° F
June 29 30.2° C 86.36° F
June 28 29.89° C 85.8° F
June 27 29.96° C 85.93° F
June 26 30.29° C 86.52° F
June 25 31.16° C 88.09° F
June 24 30.85° C 87.53° F
June 23 30.41° C 86.74° F
June 22 31.07° C 87.93° F
June 21 31.05° C 87.89° F
June 20 30.93° C 87.67° F
June 19 30.5° C 86.9° F
June 18 30.15° C 86.27° F
June 17 29.72° C 85.5° F
June 16 29.46° C 85.03° F
June 15 29.64° C 85.35° F
June 14 29.96° C 85.93° F
June 13 29.93° C 85.87° F
June 12 29.66° C 85.39° F
June 11 29.99° C 85.98° F
June 10 30.81° C 87.46° F
June 9 31.42° C 88.56° F
June 8 30.87° C 87.57° F
June 7 30.47° C 86.85° F
June 6 30.36° C 86.65° 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 Basra by month

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

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

Basra map and nearby water temperatures

The highest temperature in Iraq today is 30.16° C (86.29° F) in Basra. The lowest is in Basra, where the temperature of the water is 30.16° C (86.29° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Basra?

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