Sea Temperature

Richards Bay Sea Temperature

(Today) Dec 2019

23.4°C / 74.1°F

Current weather

23°C / 73°F
(overcast clouds)

Partly cloudy
Wind

4 mph

Humidity

74%


The measurements for the water temperature in Richards Bay, 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.

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

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

Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Richards Bay
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 25.3 25.8 25.7 23.9 23.4 22.2 20.4 20.3 21.6 21.1 22.1 23.8
Max °C 28.3 28 27.9 27.5 25.2 23.9 23.8 22.9 23.3 24.4 25.2 26.7
Min °F 78.7 79.3 79.1 76.5 74.8 72.6 70.1 69.6 71.5 71.3 73 76
Max °F 81.7 81.5 81.3 80.1 76.6 74.3 73.5 72.2 73.2 74.6 76.1 78.9

7 day tide forecast for Richards Bay

SatSunMonTueWedThuFri
  • High 12:27am
    (1.36m)
  • Low 6:26am
    (0.73m)
  • High 12:53pm
    (1.59m)
  • Low 7:17pm
    (0.67m)
  • High 1:15am
    (1.47m)
  • Low 7:13am
    (0.63m)
  • High 1:33pm
    (1.71m)
  • Low 7:53pm
    (0.55m)
  • High 1:54am
    (1.59m)
  • Low 7:53am
    (0.52m)
  • High 2:09pm
    (1.81m)
  • Low 8:27pm
    (0.44m)
  • High 2:29am
    (1.69m)
  • Low 8:29am
    (0.43m)
  • High 2:43pm
    (1.90m)
  • Low 8:59pm
    (0.35m)
  • High 3:04am
    (1.79m)
  • Low 9:04am
    (0.36m)
  • High 3:16pm
    (1.96m)
  • Low 9:32pm
    (0.28m)
  • High 3:38am
    (1.85m)
  • Low 9:39am
    (0.32m)
  • High 3:50pm
    (1.99m)
  • Low 10:05pm
    (0.23m)
  • High 4:13am
    (1.89m)
  • Low 10:16am
    (0.32m)
  • High 4:24pm
    (1.98m)
  • Low 10:39pm
    (0.23m)

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest port (Durban, 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 December sea temperatures

  • Max: 26.7°C / 80°F
  • Avg: 25.2°C / 77.4°F
  • Min: 23.8°C / 74.8°F
Richards Bay average sea temperature chart

These average ocean temperatures for Richards Bay are calculated from several years of archived data.

Map showing location of Richards Bay (-28.783010, 32.037680)

Locations nearby

Variations

Whilst sea temperatures for Richards Bay 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 Richards Bay
RCB, Richards Bay, Richardsbaai

Richards Bay average sea temperature chart