Cape Town Water Temperature

(Today) 2022

17.1°C / 62.8°F

Current weather

21°C / 70°F
(clear sky)

Partly cloudy

Wind

12 mph

Humidity

59%


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

The warmest water temperature is in January with an average around 66°F / 18.9°C. The coldest month is August with an average water temperature of 59.4°F / 15.2°C.


7 day tide forecast for Cape Town

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  • High 12:50am
    (1.5m)
  • Low 06:49am
    (0.6m)
  • High 12:59pm
    (1.68m)
  • Low 07:27pm
    (0.46m)
  • High 01:33am
    (1.56m)
  • Low 07:31am
    (0.56m)
  • High 01:39pm
    (1.72m)
  • Low 08:03pm
    (0.42m)
  • High 02:10am
    (1.61m)
  • Low 08:08am
    (0.54m)
  • High 02:15pm
    (1.73m)
  • Low 08:35pm
    (0.4m)
  • High 02:44am
    (1.64m)
  • Low 08:41am
    (0.53m)
  • High 02:48pm
    (1.73m)
  • Low 09:05pm
    (0.4m)
  • High 03:17am
    (1.65m)
  • Low 09:13am
    (0.54m)
  • High 03:21pm
    (1.71m)
  • Low 09:34pm
    (0.41m)
  • High 03:49am
    (1.65m)
  • Low 09:45am
    (0.56m)
  • High 03:52pm
    (1.67m)
  • Low 10:03pm
    (0.43m)
  • High 04:22am
    (1.64m)
  • Low 10:18am
    (0.59m)
  • High 04:24pm
    (1.62m)
  • Low 10:34pm
    (0.47m)
7 day tide times for Cape Town

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