Punta Medanos Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Punta Medanos right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Punta Medanos, Argentina on 23rd July 2024.

11.67° C

(53.01° F)

  • yesterday: 9.95° C (49.91° F)
  • a week ago: 10.61° C (51.1° 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 Medanos on July 23rd over the last 10 years is 10.52° C (50.93° F), with a low temperature of 8.58° C (47.44° F) and a high of 12.24° C (54.03° F).

Analysis and forecast for Punta Medanos water temperatures

The water temperature in Punta Medanos today is higher than the average temperature of 10.52° C (50.93° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 23rd July 2023, was 11.73° C (53.11° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
July 23 11.67° C 53.01° F
July 22 9.95° C 49.91° F
July 22 9.95° C 49.91° F
July 21 9.85° C 49.73° F
July 20 9.69° C 49.44° F
July 19 11.12° C 52.02° F
July 18 11.23° C 52.21° F
July 17 11.15° C 52.07° F
July 16 10.61° C 51.1° F
July 15 10.77° C 51.39° F
July 14 10.49° C 50.88° F
July 13 10.46° C 50.83° F
July 12 9.66° C 49.39° F
July 11 8.89° C 48° F
July 10 10.29° C 50.52° F
July 9 9.67° C 49.41° F
July 8 10.55° C 50.99° F
July 7 10.64° C 51.15° F
July 6 10.54° C 50.97° F
July 5 10.42° C 50.76° F
July 4 10.29° C 50.52° F
July 3 10.23° C 50.41° F
July 2 10.06° C 50.11° F
July 1 9.82° C 49.68° F
June 30 9.64° C 49.35° F
June 29 10.08° C 50.14° F
June 28 10.55° C 50.99° F
June 27 10.79° C 51.42° F
June 26 10.89° C 51.6° F
June 25 11.02° C 51.84° 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 Medanos by month

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

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

Punta Medanos map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Punta Medanos

The highest temperature in Argentina today is 18.54° C (65.38° F) in Termas de Rio Hondo. The lowest is in Rio Grande, where the temperature of the water is 3.76° C (38.78° F).

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

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