Zanzibar Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

29.6°C / 85.2°F

The water will feel unpleasantly warm (stifling). May be a little too warm for any kind of activity, particularly if sunny.

Current weather

28°C / 83°F
(light rain)
Partly cloudy
Wind
17 mph
Humidity
83%

The measurements for the water temperature in Zanzibar, Zanzibar Urban/West 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 Zanzibar water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Zanzibar average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Zanzibar
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 27.5 27.7 28.4 27.6 27.5 25.8 25.3 24.7 25 25.2 26.4 27.1
Max °C 29.8 29.6 30.2 30.8 29.2 28.1 26.8 26.5 26.8 28.1 29.5 30.2
Min °F 82.4 82.6 83.8 83 82.1 79.3 78.1 77.2 77.7 78.5 80.7 82
Max °F 84.7 84.5 85.6 86.2 83.8 81.6 79.6 79 79.5 81.4 83.8 85.1

The warmest water temperature is in March with an average around 84.7°F / 29.3°C. The coldest month is August with an average water temperature of 78.1°F / 25.6°C.


7 day tide forecast for Zanzibar

SatSunMonTueWedThuFri
  • High 4:27am
    (3.68m)
  • Low 10:38am
    (0.43m)
  • High 4:48pm
    (3.46m)
  • Low 10:43pm
    (0.53m)
  • High 4:52am
    (3.76m)
  • Low 11:03am
    (0.31m)
  • High 5:12pm
    (3.61m)
  • Low 11:11pm
    (0.44m)
  • High 5:17am
    (3.78m)
  • Low 11:27am
    (0.27m)
  • High 5:35pm
    (3.69m)
  • Low 11:38pm
    (0.41m)
  • High 5:42am
    (3.74m)
  • Low 11:51am
    (0.29m)
  • High 5:59pm
    (3.72m)
  • Low 12:05am
    (0.44m)
  • High 6:06am
    (3.64m)
  • Low 12:14pm
    (0.37m)
  • High 6:24pm
    (3.69m)
  • Low 12:31am
    (0.53m)
  • High 6:31am
    (3.48m)
  • Low 12:38pm
    (0.5m)
  • High 6:49pm
    (3.61m)
  • Low 12:59am
    (0.68m)
  • High 6:57am
    (3.27m)
  • Low 1:02pm
    (0.68m)
  • High 7:17pm
    (3.47m)
7 day tide times for Zanzibar

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