El Calafate Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in El Calafate right now

Below is the current sea temperature for El Calafate, Argentina on 7th February 2023.

11.48° C

(52.67° F)

  • yesterday: 10.72° C (51.3° F)
  • a week ago: 10.9° C (51.62° F)

Water at this temperature is cold and will feel very cold initially, but the body will get used to it and longer swims are possible. Experienced swimmers can manage several hours of swimming, however hypothermia is still a very big risk.

The average sea temperature for El Calafate on February 7th over the last 10 years is 10.49° C (50.87° F), with a low temperature of 9.21° C (48.58° F) and a high of 11.74° C (53.13° F).

Analysis and forecast for El Calafate water temperatures

The water temperature in El Calafate today is higher than the average temperature of 10.49° C (50.87° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 7th February 2022, was 11.53° C (52.75° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
February 7 11.48° C 52.67° F
February 6 10.72° C 51.3° F
February 6 10.72° C 51.3° F
February 5 11.06° C 51.91° F
February 4 11.05° C 51.89° F
February 3 11.03° C 51.85° F
February 2 10.91° C 51.64° F
February 1 10.73° C 51.31° F
January 31 10.9° C 51.62° F
January 30 10.98° C 51.76° F
January 29 11.2° C 52.16° F
January 28 11.13° C 52.03° F
January 27 11.29° C 52.32° F
January 26 11.32° C 52.38° F
January 25 11.52° C 52.74° F
January 24 11.58° C 52.84° F
January 23 12.04° C 53.67° F
January 22 11.68° C 53.02° F
January 21 11.7° C 53.06° F
January 20 11.72° C 53.1° F
January 19 11.62° C 52.92° F
January 18 11.47° C 52.65° F
January 17 10.9° C 51.62° F
January 16 10.66° C 51.19° F
January 15 10.5° C 50.9° F
January 14 10.46° C 50.83° F
January 13 10.92° C 51.66° F
January 12 10.65° C 51.17° F
January 11 10.68° C 51.22° F
January 10 10.66° C 51.19° 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 El Calafate by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in El Calafate.

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

El Calafate map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near El Calafate

The highest temperature in Argentina today is 25.85° C (78.54° F) in Baradero. The lowest is in Isla de los Estados, where the temperature of the water is 7.6° C (45.69° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in El Calafate?

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

If you'd like to use any of the information above in the format it is presented, please use the citation tool below.

  • "El Calafate Sea Temperature". SeaTemperatures.net. Accessed on February 7, 2023. http://seatemperatures.net/south-america/argentina/el-calafate/.

  • "El Calafate Sea Temperature". SeaTemperatures.net, http://seatemperatures.net/south-america/argentina/el-calafate/. Accessed 7 February, 2023

  • El Calafate Sea Temperature. SeaTemperatures.net. Retrieved from http://seatemperatures.net/south-america/argentina/el-calafate/.