Encounter Bay Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

16.9°C / 62.5°F

The water will feel medium. The water will feel a bit chilly in just bathers / swimming costume. If you plan on wearing a wetsuit 4/3mm should be thick enough.

Current weather

17°C / 63°F
(clear sky)
Partly cloudy
Wind
2 mph
Humidity
78%

The measurements for the water temperature in Encounter Bay, South Australia 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 Encounter Bay water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Encounter Bay average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Encounter Bay
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 17.5 18 17.5 16.6 15.5 13.9 13.3 13.1 13.7 14.1 15.3 16.4
Max °C 21.8 20.9 20.2 19.3 18.2 16.5 15.3 14.9 15.2 16.3 18.5 20.2
Min °F 65.2 65.5 64.5 62.9 60.9 58.1 56.7 56.3 57.2 58.3 60.8 63
Max °F 69.5 68.4 67.2 65.6 63.6 60.7 58.7 58.1 58.7 60.5 64 66.8

The warmest water temperature is in January with an average around 67.3°F / 19.6°C. The coldest month is August with an average water temperature of 57.2°F / 14.0°C.


7 day tide forecast for Encounter Bay

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
  • Low 7:37am
    (0.24m)
  • High 4:01pm
    (1.19m)
  • Low 7:48am
    (0.3m)
  • High 4:37pm
    (1.08m)
  • Low 8:45pm
    (0.95m)
  • High 9:47pm
    (0.95m)
  • Low 7:51am
    (0.37m)
  • High 5:26pm
    (0.96m)
  • Low 7:46pm
    (0.93m)
  • High 10:26pm
    (0.97m)
  • Low 7:39am
    (0.43m)
  • High 10:52pm
    (0.97m)
  • Low 7:04am
    (0.46m)
  • High 12:27pm
    (0.76m)
  • Low 3:59pm
    (0.69m)
  • High 11:16pm
    (0.97m)
  • Low 6:08am
    (0.45m)
  • High 12:16pm
    (0.84m)
  • Low 5:11pm
    (0.61m)
  • High 11:38pm
    (0.95m)
  • Low 5:49am
    (0.41m)
  • High 12:23pm
    (0.93m)
  • Low 5:52pm
    (0.55m)
  • High 11:58pm
    (0.92m)
7 day tide times for Encounter Bay

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