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 8th December 2022.

21.56° C

(70.81° F)

  • yesterday: 21.71° C (71.08° F)
  • a week ago: 21.22° C (70.2° F)

Water at this temperature is very pleasant to swim in and if you tend to wear a wetsuit when swimming, you might consider removing it now to avoid the body overheating.

The average sea temperature for Punta Alta on December 8th over the last 10 years is 20.81° C (69.45° F), with a low temperature of 19.54° C (67.17° F) and a high of 22.27° C (72.09° F).

Analysis and forecast for Punta Alta water temperatures

The water temperature in Punta Alta today is higher than the average temperature of 20.81° C (69.45° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 8th December 2021, was 21.55° C (70.79° 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)
December 8 21.56° C 70.81° F
December 7 21.71° C 71.08° F
December 6 22.11° C 71.8° F
December 5 22.63° C 72.73° F
December 4 22.05° C 71.69° F
December 3 21.73° C 71.11° F
December 2 21.54° C 70.77° F
December 1 21.22° C 70.2° F
November 30 21.14° C 70.05° F
November 29 21.64° C 70.95° F
November 28 21.52° C 70.74° F
November 27 21° C 69.8° F
November 26 21.21° C 70.18° F
November 25 21.37° C 70.47° F
November 24 20.8° C 69.44° F
November 23 21.1° C 69.98° F
November 22 20.61° C 69.1° F
November 21 20.39° C 68.7° F
November 20 20.63° C 69.13° F
November 19 20.99° C 69.78° F
November 18 20.6° C 69.08° F
November 17 20.2° C 68.36° F
November 16 19.9° C 67.82° F
November 15 19.54° C 67.17° F
November 14 19.26° C 66.67° F
November 13 18.9° C 66.02° F
November 12 18.98° C 66.16° F
November 11 19.05° C 66.29° F
November 10 19.05° C 66.29° F
November 9 19.12° C 66.42° F
November 8 18.84° C 65.91° 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 23.75° C (74.75° F) in Baradero. The lowest is in Isla de los Estados, where the temperature of the water is 7.48° C (45.47° 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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