Christchurch Sea Temperature

(Today) Jan 2017

15°C / 59°F

Current weather

(light rain)
14°C / 57°F

Partly cloudy

13 mph



The measurements for the sea temperature in Christchurch, Canterbury 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.

7 day tide forecast for Christchurch

    • Low 04:40am
    • High 11:00am
    • Low 05:13pm
    • High 11:26pm
    • Low 05:33am
    • High 11:50am
    • Low 06:03pm
    • High 12:15am
    • Low 06:26am
    • High 12:38pm
    • Low 06:50pm
    • High 01:04am
    • Low 07:19am
    • High 01:25pm
    • Low 07:34pm
    • High 01:52am
    • Low 08:09am
    • High 02:12pm
    • Low 08:18pm
    • High 02:40am
    • Low 08:56am
    • High 03:00pm
    • Low 09:01pm

    *These tide times are estimates based on the nearest port (Lyttelton, New Zealand) 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 January sea temperatures

    • Max: 18.2°C / 64.7°F
    • Avg: 15.9°C / 60.5°F
    • Min: 13.4°C / 56.2°F
    Christchurch average sea temperature chart

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


    Whilst sea temperatures for Christchurch 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 Christchurch
    CHC, Christchurch, Krajstchjorch, Otautahi, ji du cheng, ke lai si te che qi, keulaiseuteucheochi, kuraisutochachi, qryystz'rz', Ōtautahi, Крайстчёрч, קרייסטצ'רץ', کرایست‌چرچ, クライストチャーチ, 克赖斯特彻奇, 基督城, 크라이스트처치