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Skarsvag, Norway
Skarsvag, Norway | © Knut Arve Isaksen

Current water temperature in the Barents Sea. Historical and statistical data. Forecast of changes in water temperature in the Barents Sea.

Current water temperature in Barents Sea


At the moment on the beaches in Barents Sea the water temperature is very low and not suitable for swimming.

Barents Sea: countries

We track and show sea surface temperature in the following countries and regions related to this sea:

Barents Sea: water temperature data

Bathing comfort is also affected by air temperature, wind or precipitation. All this data you can see on the page of each location. To do this, you can use the search or view all locations in a region, country, state or coastline of a particular part of Earth.

Skarsvag, Norway
Skarsvag, Norway | © F. Dittel

The warmest water in Barents Sea was recorded today in Murmansk. The water temperature in this location is 8.0°C. And the coldest in Barentsburg, its value 0.5°C.

The water temperature in Barents Sea has risen both over the past week and over the month. The general trend can be seen on the graph. It shows the change in the average water temperature, calculated at all points in Barents Sea over the past two months.

Indicators of changes in water temperature values throughout the year are important. For the two most popular swimming location in Barents Sea, the annual schedules look like this:

Barents Sea: general information

Teriberka, Russia
Teriberka, Russia | © 유승재

The Barents Sea is the marginal sea of ​​the Arctic Ocean. It washes the shores of Russia and Norway. The sea is limited to the northern coast of Europe and the Svalbard archipelago, Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya.

The sea is located on the continental shelf. The southwestern part of the sea does not freeze in winter due to the influence of the North Atlantic Current. The southeastern part of the sea is called the Pechora Sea. The Barents Sea is of great importance for transport and for fishing - there are large ports - Murmansk and Varde (Norway).

Climate The climate of the Barents Sea is influenced by the warm Atlantic Ocean and the cold Arctic Ocean. Cloudy weather prevails over the sea throughout the year. Annual precipitation ranges from 250 mm in the north to 500 mm in the southwest.

Below is information about the current water temperature, the current trend of its change, information about the weather in selected locations in Barents Sea.


Neighboring seas, rivers, lakes

Murmansk, Russia
Murmansk, Russia | ©

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