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 27th May 2022.

12.58° C

(54.65° F)

  • yesterday: 12.66° C (54.8° F)
  • a week ago: 13.5° C (56.3° 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 May 27th over the last 10 years is 13.22° C (55.8° F), with a low temperature of 11.96° C (53.53° F) and a high of 15.23° C (59.41° F).

Analysis and forecast for San Rafael water temperatures

The water temperature in San Rafael today is lower than the average temperature of 13.22° C (55.8° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 27th May 2021, was 12.65° C (54.77° 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)
May 27 12.58° C 54.65° F
May 26 12.66° C 54.8° F
May 25 12.91° C 55.24° F
May 24 13.16° C 55.69° F
May 23 12.97° C 55.35° F
May 22 13.26° C 55.87° F
May 21 13.36° C 56.05° F
May 20 13.5° C 56.3° F
May 19 13.52° C 56.34° F
May 18 13.2° C 55.76° F
May 17 12.42° C 54.36° F
May 16 12.73° C 54.91° F
May 15 12.43° C 54.37° F
May 14 12.31° C 54.16° F
May 13 12.26° C 54.07° F
May 12 12.06° C 53.71° F
May 11 12.02° C 53.64° F
May 10 12.09° C 53.76° F
May 9 12.07° C 53.73° F
May 8 11.98° C 53.56° F
May 7 12° C 53.6° F
May 6 12° C 53.6° F
May 5 12.13° C 53.83° F
May 4 12.17° C 53.91° F
May 3 12.22° C 54° F
May 2 12.24° C 54.03° F
May 1 12.32° C 54.18° F
April 30 12.48° C 54.46° F
April 29 12.62° C 54.72° F
April 28 12.65° C 54.77° F
April 27 12.5° C 54.5° 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 20.82° C (69.48° F) in Puerto Iguazu. The lowest is in Isla de los Estados, where the temperature of the water is 7.52° C (45.54° 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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