Rio Gallegos Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Rio Gallegos right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Rio Gallegos, Argentina on 29th February 2024.

11.22° C

(52.2° F)

  • yesterday: 11.26° C (52.28° F)
  • a week ago: 12.16° C (53.89° 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 Rio Gallegos on February 29th over the last 10 years is 10.92° C (51.66° F), with a low temperature of 10.45° C (50.81° F) and a high of 11.34° C (52.41° F).

Analysis and forecast for Rio Gallegos water temperatures

The water temperature in Rio Gallegos today is higher than the average temperature of 10.92° C (51.66° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 1st March 2023, was 11.14° C (52.05° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
February 29 11.22° C 52.2° F
February 28 11.26° C 52.28° F
February 27 12.17° C 53.91° F
February 26 12.43° C 54.37° F
February 25 12.31° C 54.16° F
February 24 11.94° C 53.49° F
February 23 11.92° C 53.46° F
February 22 12.16° C 53.89° F
February 21 12.23° C 54.01° F
February 20 12.17° C 53.91° F
February 19 12.06° C 53.71° F
February 18 12.2° C 53.96° F
February 17 12.29° C 54.12° F
February 16 12.51° C 54.52° F
February 15 12.48° C 54.46° F
February 14 12.57° C 54.63° F
February 13 12.45° C 54.41° F
February 12 12.3° C 54.14° F
February 11 12.44° C 54.39° F
February 10 12.6° C 54.68° F
February 9 12.51° C 54.52° F
February 8 12.48° C 54.46° F
February 7 12.51° C 54.52° F
February 6 12.51° C 54.52° F
February 5 12.55° C 54.59° F
February 4 12.26° C 54.07° F
February 3 12.14° C 53.85° F
February 2 12.16° C 53.89° F
February 1 12.43° C 54.37° F
January 31 12.53° C 54.55° F
January 30 12.37° C 54.27° 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 Rio Gallegos by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Rio Gallegos.

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

Rio Gallegos map and nearby water temperatures

The highest temperature in Argentina today is 25.28° C (77.51° F) in Baradero. The lowest is in Isla de los Estados, where the temperature of the water is 8.77° C (47.79° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Rio Gallegos?

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