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 5th March 2024.

15.31° C

(59.55° F)

  • yesterday: 15.34° C (59.61° F)
  • a week ago: 16.97° C (62.55° F)

At this temperature, water will feel cold compared to a swimming pool, but with a bit of experience and practice most people will find the water relatively comfortable to swim in.

The average sea temperature for San Rafael on March 5th over the last 10 years is 15.19° C (59.35° F), with a low temperature of 12.26° C (54.07° F) and a high of 17.66° C (63.79° F).

Analysis and forecast for San Rafael water temperatures

The water temperature in San Rafael today is higher than the average temperature of 15.19° C (59.35° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 5th March 2023, was 15.26° C (59.47° 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)
March 5 15.31° C 59.55° F
March 4 15.34° C 59.61° F
March 3 16.48° C 61.66° F
March 2 16.73° C 62.11° F
March 1 16.55° C 61.79° F
February 29 17.23° C 63.01° F
February 28 17.08° C 62.74° F
February 27 16.97° C 62.55° F
February 26 17.27° C 63.09° F
February 25 16.73° C 62.11° F
February 24 16.74° C 62.13° F
February 23 16.77° C 62.19° F
February 22 16.95° C 62.51° F
February 21 15.39° C 59.7° F
February 20 15.46° C 59.83° F
February 19 15.02° C 59.04° F
February 18 14.81° C 58.66° F
February 17 14.98° C 58.96° F
February 16 15.09° C 59.16° F
February 15 15.52° C 59.94° F
February 14 15.16° C 59.29° F
February 13 14.83° C 58.69° F
February 12 15.35° C 59.63° F
February 11 15.75° C 60.35° F
February 10 16.16° C 61.09° F
February 9 16.21° C 61.18° F
February 8 16.12° C 61.02° F
February 7 15.8° C 60.44° F
February 6 15.97° C 60.75° F
February 5 16.29° C 61.32° 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 25.97° C (78.74° F) in Baradero. The lowest is in Isla de los Estados, where the temperature of the water is 8.83° C (47.89° 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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