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Riviera Maya, Mexico
Riviera Maya, Mexico | © Maricela Avalos

Current water temperature in the The Caribbean. Historical and statistical data. Forecast of changes in water temperature in the The Caribbean.

Current water temperature in The Caribbean

#minimal
77°F
#average
81°F
#maximum
85°F

At the moment on all beaches in The Caribbean the water is very warm and comfortable for swimming.

The Caribbean: 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.

Crown Point, Trinidad and Tobago
Crown Point, Trinidad and Tobago | © Guro Flor Lien

The warmest water in The Caribbean was recorded today in Livingston. The water temperature in this location is 85°F. And the coldest in Chacopata, its value 77°F.

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

The Caribbean: general information

Biabou, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Biabou, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | © Maxam Nixon

The Caribbean Sea is a semi-enclosed sea of ​​the Atlantic Ocean basin, bounded from the west and south by Central and South America, from the north and east by the Greater and Lesser Antilles. In the northwest, through the Yucatan Strait, it is connected to the Gulf of Mexico, in the southwest - with the Pacific Ocean through the artificial Panama Canal.

The sea is located on the Caribbean lithospheric plate and, being one of the largest seas of the transition zone, is separated from the ocean by several island arcs of different ages. The youngest of these runs through the Lesser Antilles from the Virgin Islands in the northeast to Trinidad off the coast of Venezuela. This arc was formed by the collision of the Caribbean Plate with the South American Plate and includes active and extinct volcanoes such as Montagne Pele, Quill, and the volcanoes of Morne Trois Pitons National Park.

The coastline of the sea is heavily indented, the shores are mountainous in places, in places low (Caribbean lowland). In shallow water areas there are various coral deposits and numerous reef structures. There are several bays on the continental coast (western and southern parts of the sea).

The hydrological regime of the sea is distinguished by a high degree of homogeneity. Annual fluctuations in average monthly water temperatures on the surface do not exceed 3 ° C - from 25 to 28 ° C. Over the past 50 years, the Caribbean Sea has gone through three stages: cooling down to 1974, a cold phase with peaks in 1974-1976 and 1984-1986, and then heating from 1986 at a rate of 0.6 ° C per year. Almost all temperature extremes were associated with the El Niño and La Niña phenomena. The salinity of sea water is about 36.0 ‰, its density is 1.0235-1.0240 kg / m³. On the surface, the water is bluish green and green.

The Caribbean Sea has a tropical climate influenced by trade winds. Average monthly air temperatures in winter vary from +23 in the north to +27 ° C on the southern coast of the sea. In summer, the average monthly temperature everywhere is about +28 ° C. Cloudiness is 4-5 points.

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

CityWaterAir
Punta Cana80°F83°F
Cancun82°F85°F
Cozumel82°F87°F
Playa del Carmen82°F87°F
Tulum82°F87°F
Cayo Coco81°F85°F
Roatan83°F85°F
Montego Bay83°F84°F
Saint Thomas81°F82°F
Willemstad81°F81°F
Riviera Maya82°F87°F
George Town83°F84°F
Grace Bay81°F81°F
Isla Mujeres82°F85°F
Providenciales81°F81°F

Neighboring seas, rivers, lakes

El Soco, Dominican Republic
El Soco, Dominican Republic | © Patricia Torres Pineda

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