San Rafael Sea Temperature

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

Water temperature in San Rafael right now

Below is the current sea temperature for San Rafael, Argentina on 28th September 2022.

12.84° C

(55.11° F)

  • yesterday: 12.73° C (54.92° F)
  • a week ago: 11.47° C (52.65° 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 San Rafael on September 28th over the last 10 years is 12.36° C (54.25° F), with a low temperature of 11.01° C (51.82° F) and a high of 13.46° C (56.23° F).

Analysis and forecast for San Rafael water temperatures

The water temperature in San Rafael today is higher than the average temperature of 12.36° C (54.25° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 28th September 2021, was 12.89° C (55.2° F).

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

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
September 28 12.84° C 55.11° F
September 27 12.73° C 54.92° F
September 26 11.53° C 52.75° F
September 25 11.66° C 52.99° F
September 24 11.62° C 52.92° F
September 23 11.61° C 52.9° F
September 22 11.56° C 52.81° F
September 21 11.47° C 52.65° F
September 20 11.47° C 52.65° F
September 19 11.54° C 52.77° F
September 18 11.47° C 52.65° F
September 17 11.49° C 52.68° F
September 16 11.98° C 53.56° F
September 15 11.87° C 53.37° F
September 14 11.93° C 53.47° F
September 13 11.78° C 53.2° F
September 12 11.54° C 52.77° F
September 11 11.45° C 52.61° F
September 10 11.46° C 52.63° F
September 9 11.62° C 52.92° F
September 8 11.69° C 53.04° F
September 7 11.79° C 53.22° F
September 6 11.83° C 53.29° F
September 5 11.71° C 53.08° F
September 4 11.77° C 53.19° F
September 3 11.62° C 52.92° F
September 2 11.57° C 52.83° F
September 1 11.32° C 52.38° F
August 31 11.49° C 52.68° F
August 30 11.54° C 52.77° F
August 29 11.47° C 52.65° 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 San Rafael by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in San Rafael.

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

San Rafael map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near San Rafael

The highest temperature in Argentina today is 18.48° C (65.27° F) in Puerto Iguazu. The lowest is in Rio Grande, where the temperature of the water is 3.97° C (39.15° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in San Rafael?

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