Sea Temperature

Cape Town Sea Temperature

(Today) Feb 2019

18.3°C / 65°F

Current weather

21°C / 70°F
(broken clouds)

Partly cloudy

10 mph



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 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.

Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Cape Town
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 16.2 16.1 16.1 14.5 14.5 14.8 14 13.9 14.4 14.6 15.8 16.3
Max °C 20.9 20.1 20.4 18.8 18.4 17.5 16.5 16.6 16.3 17.2 18.5 19.8
Min °F 63 62.6 62.7 59.8 59.6 59.7 58.2 58.1 58.6 59.3 61.5 62.7
Max °F 67.7 66.6 67 64.1 63.5 62.4 60.7 60.8 60.5 61.9 64.2 66.2

7 day tide forecast for Cape Town

  • Low 05:32am
  • High 11:49am
  • Low 06:24pm
  • High 12:40am
  • Low 06:48am
  • High 12:59pm
  • Low 07:23pm
  • High 01:38am
  • Low 07:47am
  • High 01:55pm
  • Low 08:13pm
  • High 02:26am
  • Low 08:37am
  • High 02:44pm
  • Low 08:58pm
  • High 03:10am
  • Low 09:23am
  • High 03:29pm
  • Low 09:40pm
  • High 03:52am
  • Low 10:06am
  • High 04:11pm
  • Low 10:21pm
  • High 04:34am
  • Low 10:49am
  • High 04:53pm
  • Low 11:01pm

*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.

Average February sea temperatures

  • Max: 20.1°C / 68.2°F
  • Avg: 18.1°C / 64.6°F
  • Min: 16.1°C / 61°F
Cape Town average sea temperature chart

These average ocean temperatures for Cape Town are calculated from several years of archived data.

Map showing location of Cape Town (-33.925840, 18.423220)

Locations nearby


Whilst sea temperatures for Cape Town are as accurate as current data allows, there may be slight local and regional variations depending on conditions. Time of day and wind direction may have a temporary local effect as can water flows from neraby rivers.

Alternate names for Cape Town
Altepetl In Cabo, Ar C'hab, CPT, Cape Toun, Cape Town, Cidade do Cabo, Cita del Cap, Citta del Capo, Cittae do Capo, Città del Capo, Cità del Cap, Ciuda del Cabu, Ciudad del Cabo, Ciudat d'o Cabo, Ciudá del Cabu, Ciutat del Cap, Civitas Capitis, El Cabo, Fokvaros, Fokváros, Gorad Kejptaun, Hoefdaborg, Hovdastadur, Höfðaborg, Høvdastaður, IKapa, Kaapstad, Kaapsted, Kaapstêd, Kab town, Kabe Urbe, Kaburbo, Kapetown, Kapkaupunki, Kaplinn, Kapske Mesto, Kapske Misto, Kapské Mesto, Kapské Město, Kapstad, Kapstaden, Kapstadt, Kapsztad, Kapétown, Keip Taoun, Keiptauna, Keiptaunas, Kejptaun, Keyptaun, Keýptaun, Le Cap, Li Kap, Lo Cap, Lurmutur Hiria, Lé Cap, Sita del Cap, Sità dël Cap, Tref y Penrhyn, iKapa, kai pu dun, keipeutaun, kep taun, kep tavun, kepa ta'una, kepata'una, keputaun, khep thawn, kyb tawn, Çittæ do Capo, Āltepētl In Cabo, Κέιπ Τάουν, Горад Кейптаўн, Капске Місто, Кейптаун, Кејптаун, Քեյփթաուն, קאפשטאט, קייפטאון, كيب تاون, کيپ ټاؤن, کیپ ٹاؤن, کیپ‌تاون, کەیپ تاون, केपटाउन, কেপ টাউন, કેપ ટાઉન, கேப் டவுன், కేప్ టౌన్, ಕೇಪ್ ಟೌನ್, കേപ് ടൗൺ, เคปทาวน์, კეიპტაუნი, ኬፕ ታውን, ケープタウン, 開普敦, 케이프타운

Cape Town average sea temperature chart