Whangarei Water Temperature

(Today) 2023

20.9°C / 69.7°F

The water will feel tepid. Swimming will be tolerable without a wetsuit, although it will take a little getting used to. If you intend to stay in the water for a while a 3/2mm wetsuit will be ideal.

Current weather

17°C / 62°F
(overcast clouds)
Partly cloudy
Wind
3 mph
Humidity
97%

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

Whangarei average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Whangarei
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 17.9 19.3 20.2 19 17.5 16.4 15 14.6 14.8 14.9 15.9 17.3
Max °C 22.7 23.5 22.4 21.5 19.7 18 16.9 16.2 16.6 17.8 18.7 20.1
Min °F 66.1 68.4 69.2 67.2 64.4 62.2 59.7 58.9 59.4 59.9 61.7 64.3
Max °F 70.9 72.6 71.4 69.7 66.6 63.8 61.6 60.5 61.2 62.8 64.5 67.1

The warmest water temperature is in February with an average around 70.5°F / 21.4°C. The coldest month is August with an average water temperature of 59.7°F / 15.4°C.


7 day tide forecast for Whangarei

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  • Low 2:17am
    (0.98m)
  • High 8:56am
    (2.79m)
  • Low 2:49pm
    (1.11m)
  • High 9:08pm
    (2.69m)
  • Low 2:59am
    (0.92m)
  • High 9:37am
    (2.84m)
  • Low 3:30pm
    (1.05m)
  • High 9:48pm
    (2.73m)
  • Low 3:37am
    (0.87m)
  • High 10:13am
    (2.87m)
  • Low 4:09pm
    (0.98m)
  • High 10:26pm
    (2.76m)
  • Low 4:15am
    (0.83m)
  • High 10:48am
    (2.89m)
  • Low 4:47pm
    (0.92m)
  • High 11:01pm
    (2.77m)
  • Low 4:52am
    (0.81m)
  • High 11:21am
    (2.89m)
  • Low 5:25pm
    (0.88m)
  • High 11:38pm
    (2.76m)
  • Low 5:30am
    (0.81m)
  • High 11:56am
    (2.88m)
  • Low 6:04pm
    (0.85m)
  • High 12:15am
    (2.74m)
  • Low 6:10am
    (0.85m)
  • High 12:32pm
    (2.85m)
  • Low 6:43pm
    (0.85m)
7 day tide times for Whangarei

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