Rikitea Water Temperature

(Today) 2023

24.1°C / 75.3°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

22°C / 72°F
(overcast clouds)
Partly cloudy
Wind
18 mph
Humidity
78%

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

Rikitea average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Rikitea
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 25 25.8 26.2 25.5 24 23 22.6 22.4 22.1 22.2 23.5 24.4
Max °C 27.3 28.1 28.7 27.9 27 25.6 24.3 24 24.3 25.6 26.1 27
Min °F 77.9 79.3 80.1 78.9 76.4 74.4 73.3 73 72.7 73.3 75.3 77
Max °F 80.2 81.6 82.6 81.3 79.4 77 75 74.6 74.9 76.7 77.9 79.6

The warmest water temperature is in March with an average around 81.3°F / 27.4°C. The coldest month is August with an average water temperature of 73.8°F / 23.2°C.


7 day tide forecast for Rikitea

WedThuFriSatSunMonTue
  • High 3:49am
    (0.72m)
  • Low 10:01am
    (0.27m)
  • High 4:26pm
    (0.78m)
  • Low 10:50pm
    (0.33m)
  • High 4:44am
    (0.68m)
  • Low 10:57am
    (0.32m)
  • High 5:23pm
    (0.74m)
  • Low 11:51pm
    (0.36m)
  • High 5:47am
    (0.66m)
  • Low 12:00pm
    (0.35m)
  • High 6:25pm
    (0.71m)
  • Low 12:56am
    (0.37m)
  • High 6:57am
    (0.65m)
  • Low 1:08pm
    (0.36m)
  • High 7:28pm
    (0.7m)
  • Low 1:56am
    (0.36m)
  • High 8:03am
    (0.67m)
  • Low 2:13pm
    (0.36m)
  • High 8:25pm
    (0.71m)
  • Low 2:48am
    (0.33m)
  • High 8:58am
    (0.7m)
  • Low 3:08pm
    (0.34m)
  • High 9:14pm
    (0.72m)
  • Low 3:31am
    (0.3m)
  • High 9:45am
    (0.74m)
  • Low 3:55pm
    (0.32m)
  • High 9:56pm
    (0.74m)
7 day tide times for Rikitea

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