Sea Temperature

Zanzibar Sea Temperature

(Today) Dec 2017

27.8°C / 82°F

Current weather

(few clouds)
24°C / 75°F

Partly cloudy
Wind

14 mph

Humidity

94%


The measurements for the sea temperature in Zanzibar, Zanzibar Urban/West are provided by the daily satellite readings provided by the NOAA. The temperatures given are the surface temperature (SST) which is most relevant to recreational users.

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly water temperatures over several years.

Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Zanzibar
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 27.1 27.4 28.2 27.5 27.4 25.8 25.3 24.9 25.1 25.2 26.5 27.2
Max °C 29.7 29.2 30.1 30.8 29.1 28 26.6 26.3 26.7 28 29.4 29.7
Min °F 81.8 82 83.5 82.8 82 79.3 78 77.4 77.8 78.5 80.8 81.9
Max °F 84.4 83.8 85.4 86.1 83.7 81.5 79.3 78.8 79.4 81.3 83.7 84.4

7 day tide forecast for Zanzibar

FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
  • High 02:16am
    (3.45m)
  • Low 08:43am
    (0.84m)
  • High 02:39pm
    (3.01m)
  • Low 08:39pm
    (0.83m)
  • High 02:55am
    (3.60m)
  • Low 09:19am
    (0.67m)
  • High 03:17pm
    (3.12m)
  • Low 09:15pm
    (0.72m)
  • High 03:29am
    (3.71m)
  • Low 09:52am
    (0.54m)
  • High 03:51pm
    (3.21m)
  • Low 09:48pm
    (0.64m)
  • High 04:00am
    (3.79m)
  • Low 10:23am
    (0.45m)
  • High 04:22pm
    (3.27m)
  • Low 10:20pm
    (0.59m)
  • High 04:30am
    (3.82m)
  • Low 10:53am
    (0.40m)
  • High 04:53pm
    (3.30m)
  • Low 10:51pm
    (0.60m)
  • High 05:00am
    (3.81m)
  • Low 11:24am
    (0.40m)
  • High 05:24pm
    (3.29m)
  • Low 11:22pm
    (0.65m)
  • High 05:30am
    (3.76m)
  • Low 11:55am
    (0.45m)
  • High 05:57pm
    (3.25m)
  • Low 11:53pm
    (0.73m)

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest port (Zanzibar, Tanzania) 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: 27.2°C / 80.9°F
  • Avg: 28.4°C / 83.1°F
  • Min: 29.7°C / 85.4°F
Zanzibar average sea temperature chart

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

Map showing location of Zanzibar (-6.163940, 39.197930)

Locations nearby

Variations

Whilst sea temperatures for Zanzibar 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 Zanzibar
Unguja, ZNZ, Zanzibar, Zanzibar City, Занзибар

Zanzibar average sea temperature chart