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Herzliya, Israel
Herzliya, Israel | © Yoav Yaari

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

Current water temperature in Mediterranean Sea


At the moment on the beaches in Mediterranean Sea the water temperature is generally cool, not for everybody. Although there are places where it is located almost in a comfortable zone.

Mediterranean Sea: countries

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

Mediterranean 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.

Lido Rossello, Italy
Lido Rossello, Italy | © Céline Lenaerts

The warmest water in Mediterranean Sea was recorded today in Hadera. The water temperature in this location is 69°F. And the coldest in Collioure, its value 58°F.

The water temperature in Mediterranean 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 Mediterranean 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 Mediterranean Sea, the annual schedules look like this:

Mediterranean Sea: general information

Arsuz, Turkey
Arsuz, Turkey | © Noodykids

The Mediterranean Sea is an inter-continental sea, which in origin is a deep-sea pseudoabyssal intrashelf depression connected in the west with the Atlantic Ocean by the Strait of Gibraltar.

In the Mediterranean Sea, as its constituent parts, the seas are distinguished: Adriatic, Alboran, Balearic, Ionian, Cypriot, Cretan, Levantine, Libyan, Ligurian, Tyrrhenian and Aegean. The Mediterranean Sea basin also includes the Marmara, Black and Azov Seas.

The climate of the Mediterranean is so unique that climatologists have singled out Mediterranean from the line of the standard Subtropical climate into an independent species, which was called the Mediterranean type of climate.

The main characteristics of the Mediterranean climate are humid and mild winters and dry, hot summers. The determining factor shaping the climatic conditions of the region in winter is the «hollow» - an area of ​​low atmospheric pressure, which is established over the Mediterranean Sea.

In the summer, the ridge of the Azores anticyclone dominates and reigns over most of the Mediterranean Sea. Thanks to this, clear weather with light cloudiness and rare precipitation is established. In the summer, SM is often visited by dry fogs and dusty haze, brought from the vast expanses of Africa by the southern wind Sirocco. At the same time, northern winds - Etesia - dominate in the Eastern region.

The water temperature in the Mediterranean Sea is generally very comfortable for swimming between June and late September. This period may vary in different countries and different resorts. The warmest water in the Mediterranean Sea is recorded in the resorts of Turkey and Cyprus. So at the height of the season in Antalya the water temperature can reach 29-30 degrees, and even 32 in Larnaca. The swimming season here lasts a very long time, until the end of November.

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

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Find out the temperature of sea water in more than 12000 cities and resorts around the world. Water surface temperature values are available in real time. There is a forecast of water temperature changes for the next few days, as well as historical data of sea surface temperature are available for all days of the last years.

We use data from various sources, including National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA), meteorological services of different countries, data received from more than a thousand buoys around the world, satellite systems for scanning the surface of the oceans and seas.

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