Durban Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

23.1°C / 73.5°F

The water will feel warm (balmy). Most people will be OK with just bathers / swimming costume at this temperature. If you intend to stay in the water for a while a thin shorty wetsuit will suffice.

Current weather

24°C / 75°F
(clear sky)
Partly cloudy
Wind
12 mph
Humidity
47%

The measurements for the water temperature in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal 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.

Water temp by month

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

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

Durban average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Durban
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 24.1 24.8 24.9 23 22.1 21.7 20.1 19.7 20.8 21 21.6 22.8
Max °C 27.5 27.5 27.2 27 24.7 23.5 23.6 22.5 23 23.7 24.3 26.7
Min °F 76.7 77.7 77.7 75 72.8 71.8 69.5 68.6 70.3 70.8 71.9 74.6
Max °F 80.1 80.4 80 79 75.4 73.6 73 71.4 72.5 73.5 74.6 78.5

The warmest water temperature is in February with an average around 79°F / 26.1°C. The coldest month is August with an average water temperature of 70°F / 21.1°C.


7 day tide forecast for Durban

ThuFriSatSunMonTueWed
  • Low 2:31am
    (0.72m)
  • High 8:33am
    (1.41m)
  • Low 2:52pm
    (0.64m)
  • High 9:31pm
    (1.53m)
  • Low 3:59am
    (0.73m)
  • High 10:03am
    (1.39m)
  • Low 4:18pm
    (0.65m)
  • High 10:54pm
    (1.57m)
  • Low 5:23am
    (0.67m)
  • High 11:27am
    (1.44m)
  • Low 5:36pm
    (0.6m)
  • High 12:04am
    (1.65m)
  • Low 6:29am
    (0.56m)
  • High 12:34pm
    (1.54m)
  • Low 6:40pm
    (0.52m)
  • High 1:01am
    (1.74m)
  • Low 7:23am
    (0.46m)
  • High 1:29pm
    (1.64m)
  • Low 7:33pm
    (0.43m)
  • High 1:50am
    (1.82m)
  • Low 8:09am
    (0.36m)
  • High 2:16pm
    (1.73m)
  • Low 8:20pm
    (0.37m)
  • High 2:34am
    (1.88m)
  • Low 8:51am
    (0.3m)
  • High 2:59pm
    (1.79m)
  • Low 9:03pm
    (0.34m)
7 day tide times for Durban

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest accurate location (Durban, 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.