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 23rd July 2024.

7.3° C

(45.15° F)

  • yesterday: 7.11° C (44.8° F)
  • a week ago: 6.62° C (43.92° F)

This water is very cold and can cause pain. We don't recommend you swim in this temperature for anything other than very short swims of 5 to 10 minutes unless you are a very experienced cold water swimmer.

The average sea temperature for Punta Alta on July 23rd over the last 10 years is 7.41° C (45.34° F), with a low temperature of 6.75° C (44.15° F) and a high of 8.57° C (47.43° F).

Analysis and forecast for Punta Alta water temperatures

The water temperature in Punta Alta today is lower than the average temperature of 7.41° C (45.34° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 23rd July 2023, was 7.49° C (45.48° 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)
July 23 7.3° C 45.15° F
July 22 7.11° C 44.8° F
July 22 7.11° C 44.8° F
July 21 7.07° C 44.73° F
July 20 6.26° C 43.27° F
July 19 7° C 44.6° F
July 18 7.05° C 44.69° F
July 17 6.89° C 44.4° F
July 16 6.62° C 43.92° F
July 15 6.79° C 44.22° F
July 14 6.64° C 43.95° F
July 13 6.5° C 43.7° F
July 12 6.05° C 42.89° F
July 11 5.95° C 42.71° F
July 10 6.13° C 43.03° F
July 9 6.4° C 43.52° F
July 8 6.59° C 43.86° F
July 7 6.67° C 44.01° F
July 6 7° C 44.6° F
July 5 7.22° C 45° F
July 4 7.41° C 45.34° F
July 3 7.59° C 45.66° F
July 2 7.7° C 45.86° F
July 1 7.72° C 45.9° F
June 30 7.78° C 46° F
June 29 8.03° C 46.45° F
June 28 8.28° C 46.9° F
June 27 8.53° C 47.35° F
June 26 8.62° C 47.52° F
June 25 8.6° C 47.48° 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 18.41° C (65.15° F) in Termas de Rio Hondo. The lowest is in Rio Grande, where the temperature of the water is 3.63° C (38.54° 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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