Punta Alta Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Punta Alta right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Punta Alta, Argentina on 26th May 2022.

12.85° C

(55.13° F)

  • yesterday: 12.8° C (55.04° F)
  • a week ago: 11.56° C (52.81° 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 Punta Alta on May 26th over the last 10 years is 12.24° C (54.03° F), with a low temperature of 11.17° C (52.11° F) and a high of 13.53° C (56.35° F).

Analysis and forecast for Punta Alta water temperatures

The water temperature in Punta Alta today is higher than the average temperature of 12.24° C (54.03° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 26th May 2021, was 13.02° C (55.44° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
May 26 12.85° C 55.13° F
May 25 12.8° C 55.04° F
May 24 10.73° C 51.31° F
May 23 10.9° C 51.62° F
May 22 11.07° C 51.93° F
May 21 10.75° C 51.35° F
May 20 11.2° C 52.16° F
May 19 11.56° C 52.81° F
May 18 11.65° C 52.97° F
May 17 11.86° C 53.35° F
May 16 12.41° C 54.34° F
May 15 12.64° C 54.75° F
May 14 12.88° C 55.18° F
May 13 13.03° C 55.45° F
May 12 12.85° C 55.13° F
May 11 13.24° C 55.83° F
May 10 13.39° C 56.1° F
May 9 13.39° C 56.1° F
May 8 13.22° C 55.8° F
May 7 12.87° C 55.17° F
May 6 12.63° C 54.73° F
May 5 12.43° C 54.37° F
May 4 12.57° C 54.63° F
May 3 12.64° C 54.75° F
May 2 12.78° C 55° F
May 1 13° C 55.4° F
April 30 13.36° C 56.05° F
April 29 13.78° C 56.8° F
April 28 14.1° C 57.38° F
April 27 14.47° C 58.05° F
April 26 14.73° C 58.51° 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 Punta Alta by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Punta Alta.

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

Punta Alta map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Punta Alta

The highest temperature in Argentina today is 20.8° C (69.44° F) in Puerto Iguazu. The lowest is in Isla de los Estados, where the temperature of the water is 7.59° C (45.66° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Punta Alta?

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