Sea Temperature

Christchurch Sea Temperature

(Today) Oct 2017

11.7°C / 53°F

Current weather

(clear sky)
15°C / 59°F

Partly cloudy
Wind

17 mph

Humidity

77%


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.

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 Christchurch
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 13.5 14.3 14.2 12.3 11.1 9.7 8.7 8.6 9.2 9.3 10.5 12.2
Max °C 18.2 17.9 16.5 15.1 13.4 11.8 10.9 10.4 11.3 12.8 14.2 16.4
Min °F 58.1 59.2 58.4 55.3 52.9 50.3 48.5 48.2 49.4 50.1 52.3 55.6
Max °F 62.8 62.8 60.7 58.1 55.2 52.4 50.7 50 51.5 53.6 56 59.8

7 day tide forecast for Christchurch

FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
  • High 05:25am
    (2.31m)
  • Low 11:41am
    (0.46m)
  • High 05:48pm
    (2.28m)
  • Low 12:02am
    (0.48m)
  • High 06:16am
    (2.32m)
  • Low 12:30pm
    (0.50m)
  • High 06:37pm
    (2.25m)
  • Low 12:50am
    (0.51m)
  • High 07:06am
    (2.31m)
  • Low 01:17pm
    (0.54m)
  • High 07:26pm
    (2.22m)
  • Low 01:34am
    (0.56m)
  • High 07:53am
    (2.29m)
  • Low 02:02pm
    (0.60m)
  • High 08:14pm
    (2.18m)
  • Low 02:16am
    (0.62m)
  • High 08:37am
    (2.26m)
  • Low 02:46pm
    (0.65m)
  • High 09:01pm
    (2.14m)
  • Low 02:58am
    (0.68m)
  • High 09:18am
    (2.21m)
  • Low 03:29pm
    (0.69m)
  • High 09:46pm
    (2.10m)
  • Low 03:41am
    (0.72m)
  • High 10:00am
    (2.17m)
  • Low 04:13pm
    (0.72m)
  • High 10:30pm
    (2.07m)

*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 October sea temperatures

  • Max: 9.3°C / 48.7°F
  • Avg: 11°C / 51.8°F
  • Min: 12.8°C / 55°F
Christchurch average sea temperature chart

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

Map showing location of Christchurch (-43.533330, 172.633330)

Variations

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

Christchurch average sea temperature chart