East London Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

22.3°C / 72.2°F

The water will feel warm (balmy). Most people will be OK with just bathers / swimming costume at this temperature. If you intend to stay in the water for a while a thin shorty wetsuit will suffice.

Current weather

20°C / 68°F
(clear sky)
Partly cloudy
Wind
25 mph
Humidity
30%

The measurements for the water temperature in East London, Eastern Cape 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.

*Live data may vary from satellite readings for a number of reasons. These include local factors, depth of smapling and time of day.

Water temp by month

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

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

East London average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in East London
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 23.1 23 23.4 22.1 21.6 20.5 19.4 19.3 20.1 20.1 20.9 21.8
Max °C 25.8 26.9 27.5 26.6 25 23.8 23.3 21.5 22.4 22.7 23.8 25.1
Min °F 74.6 74.9 75.7 73.5 72.2 70.2 68.4 67.6 69.1 69.2 70.7 72.5
Max °F 77.3 78.8 79.8 78 75.6 73.5 72.3 69.8 71.4 71.8 73.6 75.8

The warmest water temperature is in March with an average around 77.7°F / 25.4°C. The coldest month is August with an average water temperature of 68.7°F / 20.4°C.


7 day tide forecast for East London

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  • Low 2:56am
    (0.95m)
  • High 8:48am
    (1.46m)
  • Low 2:56pm
    (0.9m)
  • High 9:37pm
    (1.59m)
  • Low 4:08am
    (0.98m)
  • High 10:05am
    (1.4m)
  • Low 4:07pm
    (0.96m)
  • High 10:52pm
    (1.57m)
  • Low 5:34am
    (0.96m)
  • High 11:40am
    (1.41m)
  • Low 5:35pm
    (0.97m)
  • High 12:08am
    (1.6m)
  • Low 6:49am
    (0.88m)
  • High 12:58pm
    (1.48m)
  • Low 6:52pm
    (0.92m)
  • High 1:12am
    (1.68m)
  • Low 7:44am
    (0.77m)
  • High 1:55pm
    (1.59m)
  • Low 7:51pm
    (0.82m)
  • High 2:04am
    (1.78m)
  • Low 8:29am
    (0.65m)
  • High 2:41pm
    (1.72m)
  • Low 8:40pm
    (0.71m)
  • High 2:49am
    (1.87m)
  • Low 9:09am
    (0.53m)
  • High 3:22pm
    (1.85m)
  • Low 9:24pm
    (0.61m)
7 day tide times for East London

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest accurate location (East London, South Africa) and may differ by up to half an hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.