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 30th January 2023.

13.19° C

(55.74° F)

  • yesterday: 13.3° C (55.94° F)
  • a week ago: 15° C (59° 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 January 30th over the last 10 years is 16.03° C (60.86° F), with a low temperature of 13° C (55.4° F) and a high of 18.7° C (65.66° F).

Analysis and forecast for San Rafael water temperatures

The water temperature in San Rafael today is lower than the average temperature of 16.03° C (60.86° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 30th January 2022, was 13° C (55.4° 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)
January 30 13.19° C 55.74° F
January 29 13.3° C 55.94° F
January 28 14.43° C 57.97° F
January 27 14.53° C 58.15° F
January 26 14.77° C 58.59° F
January 25 14.75° C 58.55° F
January 24 15.19° C 59.34° F
January 23 15° C 59° F
January 22 14.72° C 58.5° F
January 21 14.8° C 58.64° F
January 20 14.19° C 57.54° F
January 19 13.11° C 55.6° F
January 18 13.4° C 56.12° F
January 17 13.84° C 56.91° F
January 16 13.96° C 57.13° F
January 15 13.95° C 57.11° F
January 14 14.38° C 57.88° F
January 13 14.73° C 58.51° F
January 12 15.47° C 59.85° F
January 11 16.14° C 61.05° F
January 10 16.15° C 61.07° F
January 9 15.83° C 60.49° F
January 8 15.42° C 59.76° F
January 7 15.13° C 59.23° F
January 6 14.4° C 57.92° F
January 5 14.31° C 57.76° F
January 4 14.05° C 57.29° F
January 3 14.37° C 57.87° F
January 2 14.97° C 58.95° F
January 1 15.38° C 59.68° F
December 31 15.2° C 59.36° 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 27.58° C (81.65° F) in Baradero. The lowest is in Isla de los Estados, where the temperature of the water is 8.46° C (47.23° 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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