Rio Grande Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in Rio Grande right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Rio Grande, Argentina on 8th December 2021.

7.75° C

(45.94° F)

  • yesterday: 7.73° C (45.91° F)
  • a week ago: 8.24° C (46.83° 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 Rio Grande on December 8th over the last 10 years is 8.03° C (46.45° F), with a low temperature of 7.17° C (44.91° F) and a high of 8.65° C (47.57° F).

Analysis and forecast for Rio Grande water temperatures

The water temperature in Rio Grande today is lower than the average temperature of 8.03° C (46.45° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 8th December 2020, was 7.65° C (45.77° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
December 8 7.75° C 45.94° F
December 7 7.73° C 45.91° F
December 6 7.97° C 46.35° F
December 5 8.32° C 46.98° F
December 4 8.39° C 47.1° F
December 3 8.1° C 46.58° F
December 2 8.21° C 46.78° F
December 1 8.24° C 46.83° F
November 30 7.72° C 45.9° F
November 29 7.54° C 45.57° F
November 28 7.41° C 45.34° F
November 27 7.48° C 45.46° F
November 26 7.32° C 45.18° F
November 25 7.23° C 45.01° F
November 24 7.2° C 44.96° F
November 23 7.21° C 44.98° F
November 22 7.05° C 44.69° F
November 21 7.16° C 44.89° F
November 20 7.21° C 44.98° F
November 19 7.17° C 44.91° F
November 18 7.13° C 44.83° F
November 17 7.31° C 45.16° F
November 16 7.09° C 44.76° F
November 15 7.17° C 44.91° F
November 14 7.47° C 45.45° F
November 13 7.52° C 45.54° F
November 12 7.23° C 45.01° F
November 11 7.09° C 44.76° F
November 10 6.95° C 44.51° F
November 9 6.61° C 43.9° F
November 8 6.65° C 43.97° 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 Grande by month

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

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

Rio Grande map and nearby water temperatures

The highest temperature in Argentina today is 22.98° C (73.36° F) in Baradero. The lowest is in Tierra del Fuego, where the temperature of the water is 7.42° C (45.35° F).

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

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