Riverton Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

15.1°C / 59.1°F

The water will feel medium. The water will feel a bit chilly in just bathers / swimming costume. If you plan on wearing a wetsuit 4/3mm should be thick enough.

Current weather

8°C / 47°F
(overcast clouds)
Partly cloudy
Wind
13 mph
Humidity
78%

The measurements for the water temperature in Riverton, Southland 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 Riverton water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Riverton average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Riverton
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 12.5 13.9 13.5 12.8 11.7 10.8 10.3 10 10.3 11 10.9 12.3
Max °C 16.3 16.6 16.2 14.6 13.8 12.6 12 11.6 12.1 12.3 13.7 15.3
Min °F 56 58.1 57.3 55.8 53.9 52.2 51.2 50.6 51.3 52.3 52.7 55.3
Max °F 59.8 60.8 60 57.6 56 54 52.9 52.2 53.1 53.6 55.5 58.3

The warmest water temperature is in February with an average around 59.4°F / 15.2°C. The coldest month is August with an average water temperature of 51.4°F / 10.8°C.


7 day tide forecast for Riverton

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
  • Low 2:14am
    (0.88m)
  • High 8:22am
    (2m)
  • Low 2:48pm
    (0.79m)
  • High 9:06pm
    (2.07m)
  • Low 3:22am
    (0.85m)
  • High 9:33am
    (2.02m)
  • Low 3:57pm
    (0.71m)
  • High 10:12pm
    (2.12m)
  • Low 4:34am
    (0.75m)
  • High 10:37am
    (2.1m)
  • Low 5:03pm
    (0.56m)
  • High 11:13pm
    (2.23m)
  • Low 5:37am
    (0.58m)
  • High 11:36am
    (2.23m)
  • Low 6:02pm
    (0.37m)
  • High 12:09am
    (2.35m)
  • Low 6:31am
    (0.4m)
  • High 12:30pm
    (2.39m)
  • Low 6:56pm
    (0.18m)
  • High 1:01am
    (2.48m)
  • Low 7:20am
    (0.23m)
  • High 1:20pm
    (2.54m)
  • Low 7:45pm
    (0.04m)
  • High 1:51am
    (2.6m)
  • Low 8:08am
    (0.11m)
  • High 2:08pm
    (2.67m)
  • Low 8:33pm
    (-0.04m)
7 day tide times for Riverton

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest accurate location (Colac Bay, 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.