Portobello Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

12.5°C / 54.5°F

The water will feel cool (fresh). Probably too cold for all but seasoned swimmers. We'd recommend a 4mm or 5mm wetsuit if you want to stay in the water.

Current weather

8°C / 46°F
(overcast clouds)
Partly cloudy
Wind
6 mph
Humidity
97%

The measurements for the water temperature in Portobello, Otago are provided by the daily satellite readings provided by the NOAA. The temperatures given are the sea surface temperature (SST) which is most relevant to recreational users.

Water temp by month

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly Portobello water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Portobello average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Portobello
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 10.8 12.6 12.2 11 9.8 9 8.4 8.3 8.1 8.8 8.6 10.7
Max °C 15.4 15.1 14.2 12.8 12.1 10.8 10.1 10 10.4 11.1 12.5 14.5
Min °F 53.3 55.6 54.8 52.5 50.5 48.9 47.8 47.6 47.5 48.7 49 52.8
Max °F 57.9 58.1 56.8 54.3 52.8 50.7 49.5 49.3 49.8 51 52.9 56.6

The warmest water temperature is in February with an average around 56.8°F / 13.8°C. The coldest month is August with an average water temperature of 48.4°F / 9.1°C.


7 day tide forecast for Portobello

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  • Low 01:28am
    (0.24m)
  • High 07:09am
    (1.65m)
  • Low 01:53pm
    (0.21m)
  • High 07:40pm
    (1.72m)
  • Low 02:28am
    (0.3m)
  • High 08:12am
    (1.62m)
  • Low 02:52pm
    (0.24m)
  • High 08:40pm
    (1.68m)
  • Low 03:28am
    (0.32m)
  • High 09:12am
    (1.62m)
  • Low 03:48pm
    (0.27m)
  • High 09:37pm
    (1.69m)
  • Low 04:25am
    (0.32m)
  • High 10:06am
    (1.63m)
  • Low 04:39pm
    (0.29m)
  • High 10:30pm
    (1.71m)
  • Low 05:15am
    (0.3m)
  • High 10:55am
    (1.66m)
  • Low 05:26pm
    (0.3m)
  • High 11:17pm
    (1.74m)
  • Low 05:58am
    (0.28m)
  • High 11:39am
    (1.69m)
  • Low 06:11pm
    (0.31m)
  • High 12:00am
    (1.76m)
  • Low 06:38am
    (0.28m)
  • High 12:20pm
    (1.72m)
  • Low 06:54pm
    (0.31m)
7 day tide times for Portobello

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest accurate location (Otago Harbour Entrance, New Zealand) and may differ by up to half an hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.