Cape Town Sea Temperature

(Today) 2021

14.9°C / 58.9°F

Current weather

14°C / 57°F
(moderate rain)

Partly cloudy

Wind

7 mph

Humidity

84%


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

SatSunMonTueWedThuFri
  • High 04:26am
    (1.65m)
  • Low 10:20am
    (0.48m)
  • High 04:31pm
    (1.69m)
  • Low 10:40pm
    (0.42m)
  • High 04:54am
    (1.59m)
  • Low 10:47am
    (0.55m)
  • High 04:59pm
    (1.61m)
  • Low 11:08pm
    (0.5m)
  • High 05:25am
    (1.52m)
  • Low 11:17am
    (0.64m)
  • High 05:27pm
    (1.51m)
  • Low 11:39pm
    (0.58m)
  • High 05:59am
    (1.42m)
  • Low 11:52am
    (0.74m)
  • High 06:02pm
    (1.4m)
  • Low 12:17am
    (0.68m)
  • High 06:45am
    (1.34m)
  • Low 12:41pm
    (0.83m)
  • High 06:50pm
    (1.29m)
  • Low 01:13am
    (0.78m)
  • High 07:55am
    (1.27m)
  • Low 02:15pm
    (0.9m)
  • High 08:17pm
    (1.21m)
  • Low 02:56am
    (0.83m)
  • High 09:41am
    (1.28m)
  • Low 04:25pm
    (0.86m)
  • High 10:22pm
    (1.22m)
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.