Sea Temperature

Kaikoura Sea Temperature

(Today) Nov 2017

13.9°C / 57°F

Current weather

(clear sky)
6°C / 43°F

Partly cloudy
Wind

3 mph

Humidity

100%


The measurements for the sea temperature in Kaikoura, 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 Kaikoura
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 14.2 15.1 14.5 12.9 12.1 10.8 10.5 9.8 10.6 11 12 13.1
Max °C 17.7 18.2 17.4 16 14.4 12.8 12.4 12.4 12.7 13.5 14.6 16.8
Min °F 58.9 60.4 59.2 56.4 54.7 52.2 51.6 50.7 51.9 52.8 54.6 57
Max °F 62.4 63.5 62.1 59.5 57 54.2 53.5 53.3 54 55.3 57.2 60.7

7 day tide forecast for Kaikoura

SatSunMonTueWedThuFri
  • High 05:10am
    (1.96m)
  • Low 11:29am
    (0.56m)
  • High 05:32pm
    (1.90m)
  • Low 11:43pm
    (0.55m)
  • High 05:58am
    (1.97m)
  • Low 12:15pm
    (0.57m)
  • High 06:18pm
    (1.88m)
  • Low 12:29am
    (0.57m)
  • High 06:44am
    (1.96m)
  • Low 12:59pm
    (0.59m)
  • High 07:04pm
    (1.86m)
  • Low 01:11am
    (0.60m)
  • High 07:27am
    (1.94m)
  • Low 01:41pm
    (0.61m)
  • High 07:48pm
    (1.83m)
  • Low 01:52am
    (0.62m)
  • High 08:08am
    (1.91m)
  • Low 02:22pm
    (0.63m)
  • High 08:32pm
    (1.80m)
  • Low 02:32am
    (0.64m)
  • High 08:48am
    (1.88m)
  • Low 03:03pm
    (0.64m)
  • High 09:16pm
    (1.78m)
  • Low 03:13am
    (0.65m)
  • High 09:29am
    (1.85m)
  • Low 03:46pm
    (0.64m)
  • High 10:00pm
    (1.76m)

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest port (Kaikoura, 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 November sea temperatures

  • Max: 12°C / 53.6°F
  • Avg: 13.3°C / 55.9°F
  • Min: 14.6°C / 58.3°F
Kaikoura average sea temperature chart

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

Map showing location of Kaikoura (-42.407490, 173.681320)

Variations

Whilst sea temperatures for Kaikoura 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 Kaikoura

Kaikoura average sea temperature chart