Sea Temperature

Christchurch Sea Temperature

(Today) Dec 2017

18.3°C / 65°F

Current weather

(moderate rain)
14°C / 57°F

Partly cloudy
Wind

8 mph

Humidity

93%


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

TueWedThuFriSatSunMon
  • High 12:28am
    (2.33m)
  • Low 06:40am
    (0.48m)
  • High 12:56pm
    (2.32m)
  • Low 07:12pm
    (0.47m)
  • High 01:21am
    (2.29m)
  • Low 07:36am
    (0.55m)
  • High 01:47pm
    (2.26m)
  • Low 08:02pm
    (0.51m)
  • High 02:14am
    (2.26m)
  • Low 08:31am
    (0.60m)
  • High 02:37pm
    (2.22m)
  • Low 08:49pm
    (0.55m)
  • High 03:05am
    (2.26m)
  • Low 09:24am
    (0.63m)
  • High 03:28pm
    (2.20m)
  • Low 09:35pm
    (0.59m)
  • High 03:55am
    (2.27m)
  • Low 10:13am
    (0.65m)
  • High 04:16pm
    (2.18m)
  • Low 10:23pm
    (0.62m)
  • High 04:42am
    (2.28m)
  • Low 11:00am
    (0.66m)
  • High 05:03pm
    (2.17m)
  • Low 11:09pm
    (0.64m)
  • High 05:28am
    (2.27m)
  • Low 11:43am
    (0.67m)
  • High 05:47pm
    (2.15m)
  • Low 11:54pm
    (0.65m)

*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 December sea temperatures

  • Max: 12.2°C / 54°F
  • Avg: 14.3°C / 57.7°F
  • Min: 16.4°C / 61.5°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