Cape Town Sea Temperature

(Today) Oct 2020

15.1°C / 59.2°F

Current weather

15°C / 59°F
(clear sky)

Partly cloudy

Wind

3 mph

Humidity

82%


The measurements for the water temperature in Cape Town, Western Cape are provided by the daily satellite readings provided by the NOAA. The temperatures given are the sea surface temperature (SST) which is most relevant to recreational users.

Monthly average water temp

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly Cape Town water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Cape Town average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Cape Town
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 16.7 16.6 16.6 14.9 14.9 14.9 14.3 14.1 14.5 14.8 16 16.7
Max °C 21.2 20.3 20.8 19.2 18.4 17.5 16.4 16.3 16.2 17.4 18.7 20
Min °F 63.8 63.3 63.6 60.5 60.2 59.9 58.5 58.3 58.7 59.7 61.8 63.3
Max °F 68.3 67 67.8 64.8 63.7 62.5 60.6 60.5 60.4 62.3 64.5 66.6

7 day tide forecast for Cape Town

FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
  • High 2:41am
    (1.85m)
  • Low 8:44am
    (0.21m)
  • High 2:56pm
    (2.00m)
  • Low 9:13pm
    (0.11m)
  • High 3:21am
    (1.90m)
  • Low 9:24am
    (0.18m)
  • High 3:36pm
    (2.02m)
  • Low 9:52pm
    (0.11m)
  • High 4:01am
    (1.89m)
  • Low 10:04am
    (0.21m)
  • High 4:17pm
    (1.98m)
  • Low 10:32pm
    (0.16m)
  • High 4:43am
    (1.83m)
  • Low 10:45am
    (0.29m)
  • High 4:58pm
    (1.88m)
  • Low 11:14pm
    (0.27m)
  • High 5:26am
    (1.73m)
  • Low 11:29am
    (0.41m)
  • High 5:42pm
    (1.73m)
  • Low 11:58pm
    (0.42m)
  • High 6:13am
    (1.60m)
  • Low 12:18pm
    (0.56m)
  • High 6:32pm
    (1.56m)
  • Low 12:50am
    (0.58m)
  • High 7:09am
    (1.46m)
  • Low 1:22pm
    (0.71m)
  • High 7:34pm
    (1.39m)
7 day tide times for Cape Town

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest port (Cape Town, South Africa) and may differ by up to half and hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.