Ras Laffan Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Ras Laffan right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Ras Laffan, Qatar on 23rd July 2024.

33.52° C

(92.34° F)

  • yesterday: 33.42° C (92.16° F)
  • a week ago: 33.63° C (92.53° 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 Ras Laffan on July 23rd over the last 10 years is 33.18° C (91.73° F), with a low temperature of 32.33° C (90.19° F) and a high of 34.19° C (93.54° F).

Analysis and forecast for Ras Laffan water temperatures

The water temperature in Ras Laffan today is higher than the average temperature of 33.18° C (91.73° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 23rd July 2023, was 33.5° C (92.3° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
July 23 33.52° C 92.34° F
July 22 33.42° C 92.16° F
July 21 33.77° C 92.79° F
July 20 34.36° C 93.85° F
July 19 33.91° C 93.04° F
July 18 33.67° C 92.61° F
July 17 33.26° C 91.87° F
July 16 33.63° C 92.53° F
July 15 33.69° C 92.64° F
July 14 34.24° C 93.63° F
July 13 33.29° C 91.92° F
July 12 33.91° C 93.04° F
July 11 34.42° C 93.96° F
July 10 33.37° C 92.07° F
July 9 32.79° C 91.02° F
July 8 32.79° C 91.02° F
July 7 32.73° C 90.91° F
July 6 32.46° C 90.43° F
July 5 32.55° C 90.59° F
July 4 32.93° C 91.27° F
July 3 33.02° C 91.44° F
July 2 32.84° C 91.11° F
July 1 33° C 91.4° F
June 30 32.92° C 91.26° F
June 29 32.46° C 90.43° F
June 28 32.3° C 90.14° F
June 27 32.45° C 90.41° F
June 26 32.39° C 90.3° F
June 25 32.55° C 90.59° F
June 24 33.2° C 91.76° F
June 23 33.31° C 91.96° 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 Ras Laffan by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Ras Laffan.

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

Ras Laffan map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Ras Laffan

The highest temperature in Qatar today is 33.26° C (91.87° F) in Al Wakrah. The lowest is in Ras Laffan, where the temperature of the water is 32.96° C (91.33° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Ras Laffan?

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