Margate Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

22.6°C / 72.7°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

16°C / 61°F
(scattered clouds)
Partly cloudy
Wind
19 mph
Humidity
69%

The measurements for the water temperature in Margate, KwaZulu-Natal 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 Margate water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Margate average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Margate
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 24.7 25.2 25.5 23.5 22.3 21.6 20.4 19.9 21 20.7 22 22.9
Max °C 27.5 27.7 27.3 27.7 25.5 24.2 23.7 22.8 23.3 24.2 24.5 26.3
Min °F 77.6 78.3 78.6 76 73.4 71.9 70 68.9 70.7 70.6 72.6 74.6
Max °F 80.4 80.8 80.4 80.2 76.6 74.5 73.3 71.8 73 74.1 75.1 78

The warmest water temperature is in February with an average around 79.5°F / 26.4°C. The coldest month is August with an average water temperature of 70.3°F / 21.3°C.


7 day tide forecast for Margate

ThuFriSatSunMonTueWed
  • Low 12:10am
    (0.29m)
  • High 06:11am
    (1.82m)
  • Low 12:21pm
    (0.21m)
  • High 06:39pm
    (1.89m)
  • Low 12:50am
    (0.37m)
  • High 06:51am
    (1.74m)
  • Low 01:01pm
    (0.32m)
  • High 07:21pm
    (1.79m)
  • Low 01:34am
    (0.48m)
  • High 07:34am
    (1.62m)
  • Low 01:44pm
    (0.45m)
  • High 08:07pm
    (1.67m)
  • Low 02:24am
    (0.61m)
  • High 08:25am
    (1.49m)
  • Low 02:35pm
    (0.61m)
  • High 09:05pm
    (1.55m)
  • Low 03:30am
    (0.73m)
  • High 09:35am
    (1.36m)
  • Low 03:47pm
    (0.75m)
  • High 10:26pm
    (1.45m)
  • Low 05:07am
    (0.79m)
  • High 11:24am
    (1.31m)
  • Low 05:35pm
    (0.82m)
  • High 12:10am
    (1.43m)
  • Low 06:51am
    (0.75m)
  • High 01:09pm
    (1.37m)
  • Low 07:14pm
    (0.77m)
7 day tide times for Margate

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