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 21st April 2024.

15.66° C

(60.19° F)

  • yesterday: 15.83° C (60.49° F)
  • a week ago: 17.37° C (63.27° 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 Punta Alta on April 21st over the last 10 years is 16.55° C (61.79° F), with a low temperature of 14.73° C (58.51° F) and a high of 19.43° C (66.97° F).

Analysis and forecast for Punta Alta water temperatures

The water temperature in Punta Alta today is lower than the average temperature of 16.55° C (61.79° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 21st April 2023, was 15.65° C (60.17° 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)
April 21 15.66° C 60.19° F
April 20 15.83° C 60.49° F
April 19 16.46° C 61.63° F
April 18 16.96° C 62.53° F
April 17 17.1° C 62.78° F
April 16 17.22° C 63° F
April 15 17.36° C 63.25° F
April 14 17.37° C 63.27° F
April 13 17.66° C 63.79° F
April 12 17.85° C 64.13° F
April 11 18.02° C 64.44° F
April 10 18.28° C 64.9° F
April 9 18.77° C 65.79° F
April 8 18.63° C 65.53° F
April 7 18.97° C 66.15° F
April 6 18.85° C 65.93° F
April 5 18.88° C 65.98° F
April 4 18.98° C 66.16° F
April 3 19.23° C 66.61° F
April 2 19.57° C 67.23° F
April 1 19.79° C 67.62° F
March 31 20.26° C 68.47° F
March 30 20.47° C 68.85° F
March 29 20.66° C 69.19° F
March 28 20.22° C 68.4° F
March 27 19.92° C 67.86° F
March 26 19.72° C 67.5° F
March 25 19.76° C 67.57° F
March 24 19.77° C 67.59° F
March 23 19.93° C 67.87° F
March 22 20.43° C 68.77° 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 23.84° C (74.91° F) in Puerto Iguazu. The lowest is in Argentino Lake, where the temperature of the water is 7.61° C (45.7° 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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