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 2nd October 2022.

4.84° C

(40.72° F)

  • yesterday: 4.79° C (40.62° F)
  • a week ago: 4.45° C (40.01° F)

Water at this temperature is freezing cold, can cause pain and takes your breath away. Unless you are very experienced and are under strict supervision, swimming in this water for more than a few minutes can be very dangerous. Be careful, stay safe, and enjoy the rush of endorphins and exhileration from a brief cold water swim.

The average sea temperature for Rio Gallegos on October 2nd over the last 10 years is 4.94° C (40.9° F), with a low temperature of 3.89° C (39° F) and a high of 5.88° C (42.58° F).

Analysis and forecast for Rio Gallegos water temperatures

The water temperature in Rio Gallegos today is lower than the average temperature of 4.94° C (40.9° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 2nd October 2021, was 4.91° C (40.84° 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)
October 2 4.84° C 40.72° F
October 1 4.79° C 40.62° F
October 1 4.79° C 40.62° F
September 30 4.82° C 40.68° F
September 29 5.09° C 41.16° F
September 28 4.79° C 40.62° F
September 27 4.69° C 40.44° F
September 26 4.42° C 39.96° F
September 25 4.45° C 40.01° F
September 24 4.33° C 39.79° F
September 23 3.9° C 39.02° F
September 22 4.08° C 39.34° F
September 21 3.71° C 38.68° F
September 20 3.59° C 38.46° F
September 19 4.28° C 39.7° F
September 18 3.95° C 39.11° F
September 17 4.07° C 39.33° F
September 16 4.02° C 39.24° F
September 15 4.28° C 39.7° F
September 14 3.81° C 38.86° F
September 13 3.74° C 38.73° F
September 12 3.73° C 38.71° F
September 11 3.69° C 38.64° F
September 10 3.69° C 38.64° F
September 9 3.6° C 38.48° F
September 8 3.35° C 38.03° F
September 7 3.34° C 38.01° F
September 6 3.26° C 37.87° F
September 5 3.3° C 37.94° F
September 4 3.2° C 37.76° 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 18.72° C (65.7° F) in Puerto Iguazu. The lowest is in Rio Grande, where the temperature of the water is 4.14° C (39.46° 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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