Mar del Plata Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Mar del Plata right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Mar del Plata, Argentina on 30th March 2023.

18.25° C

(64.84° F)

  • yesterday: 18.37° C (65.06° F)
  • a week ago: 21.41° C (70.54° F)

At this temperature, water will feel cold compared to a swimming pool, but with a bit of experience and practice most people will find the water relatively comfortable to swim in.

The average sea temperature for Mar del Plata on March 30th over the last 10 years is 19.49° C (67.08° F), with a low temperature of 18.1° C (64.58° F) and a high of 20.79° C (69.42° F).

Analysis and forecast for Mar del Plata water temperatures

The water temperature in Mar del Plata today is lower than the average temperature of 19.49° C (67.08° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 30th March 2022, was 18.1° C (64.58° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
March 30 18.25° C 64.84° F
March 29 18.37° C 65.06° F
March 28 20.55° C 68.99° F
March 27 20.42° C 68.76° F
March 26 20.5° C 68.9° F
March 25 21.23° C 70.21° F
March 24 21.19° C 70.14° F
March 23 21.41° C 70.54° F
March 22 20.63° C 69.13° F
March 21 20.16° C 68.29° F
March 20 20.99° C 69.78° F
March 19 21.26° C 70.27° F
March 18 21.23° C 70.21° F
March 17 22.23° C 72.01° F
March 16 21.61° C 70.9° F
March 15 22.23° C 72.01° F
March 14 22.23° C 72.01° F
March 13 22.2° C 71.96° F
March 12 21.81° C 71.26° F
March 11 21.3° C 70.34° F
March 10 20.92° C 69.66° F
March 9 21.71° C 71.08° F
March 8 21.07° C 69.93° F
March 7 21.08° C 69.94° F
March 6 20.95° C 69.71° F
March 5 20.12° C 68.22° F
March 4 20.59° C 69.06° F
March 3 20.79° C 69.42° F
March 2 20.67° C 69.21° F
March 1 20.58° C 69.04° F
February 28 20.4° C 68.72° 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 Mar del Plata by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Mar del Plata.

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

Mar del Plata map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Mar del Plata

The highest temperature in Argentina today is 24.01° C (75.21° F) in Puerto Iguazu. The lowest is in Isla de los Estados, where the temperature of the water is 8.13° C (46.63° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Mar del Plata?

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