Townsville Water Temperature

(Today) 2023

23.4°C / 74.2°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

21°C / 70°F
(few clouds)
Partly cloudy
Wind
8 mph
Humidity
83%

The measurements for the water temperature in Townsville, Queensland 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 Townsville water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Townsville average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Townsville
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 27.2 27.9 27.3 25.6 23.2 21.8 21 21.4 21.8 23.6 25 26.9
Max °C 30.5 29.8 29 28.4 27.3 25.5 23.9 23.5 25.4 27.3 28.6 29.4
Min °F 82.2 82.9 81.8 79.2 75.4 72.7 70.9 71.3 72.7 75.9 78.4 81.4
Max °F 85.5 84.8 83.5 82 79.5 76.4 73.8 73.4 76.3 79.6 82 83.9

The warmest water temperature is in January with an average around 83.8°F / 28.8°C. The coldest month is July with an average water temperature of 72.3°F / 22.4°C.


7 day tide forecast for Townsville

ThuFriSatSunMonTueWed
  • High 12:27am
    (3.52m)
  • Low 07:18am
    (1.4m)
  • High 12:24pm
    (2.03m)
  • Low 06:25pm
    (0.98m)
  • High 01:38am
    (3.42m)
  • Low 08:36am
    (1.31m)
  • High 02:03pm
    (2.05m)
  • Low 07:45pm
    (1.15m)
  • High 02:50am
    (3.36m)
  • Low 09:47am
    (1.17m)
  • High 03:38pm
    (2.26m)
  • Low 09:10pm
    (1.25m)
  • High 03:56am
    (3.31m)
  • Low 10:46am
    (1m)
  • High 04:53pm
    (2.59m)
  • Low 10:32pm
    (1.27m)
  • High 04:55am
    (3.26m)
  • Low 11:34am
    (0.85m)
  • High 05:52pm
    (2.92m)
  • Low 11:43pm
    (1.26m)
  • High 05:45am
    (3.17m)
  • Low 12:15pm
    (0.73m)
  • High 06:41pm
    (3.21m)
  • Low 12:43am
    (1.25m)
  • High 06:28am
    (3.06m)
  • Low 12:53pm
    (0.63m)
  • High 07:26pm
    (3.42m)
7 day tide times for Townsville

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