Christchurch Sea Temperature

(Today) Aug 2017

10°C / 50°F

Current weather

(light rain)
10°C / 50°F

Partly cloudy

21 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

  • High 02:30am
  • Low 08:38am
  • High 02:55pm
  • Low 09:12pm
  • High 03:24am
  • Low 09:35am
  • High 03:49pm
  • Low 10:07pm
  • High 04:17am
  • Low 10:30am
  • High 04:43pm
  • Low 11:01pm
  • High 05:10am
  • Low 11:24am
  • High 05:36pm
  • Low 11:55pm
  • High 06:05am
  • Low 12:16pm
  • High 06:29pm
  • Low 12:47am
  • High 07:00am
  • Low 01:06pm
  • High 07:22pm
  • Low 01:36am
  • High 07:53am
  • Low 01:57pm
  • High 08:15pm

*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 August sea temperatures

  • Max: 10.4°C / 50.8°F
  • Avg: 9.5°C / 49.1°F
  • Min: 8.6°C / 47.5°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)


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