Port Alfred Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

21.4°C / 70.5°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

18°C / 65°F
(clear sky)
Partly cloudy
11 mph

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

Port Alfred average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Port Alfred
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 21 20.6 20.2 19.5 20.1 19.7 18.7 18.3 18.8 18.8 20.3 20.3
Max °C 24.9 25.7 26.6 25.4 23.9 22.1 22.4 20.6 21.8 22 23.4 24.7
Min °F 71.3 71.1 70.9 69.4 69.7 68.4 67.1 65.8 67 67.1 69.7 70.3
Max °F 75.2 76.2 77.3 75.3 73.5 70.8 70.8 68.1 70 70.3 72.8 74.7

The warmest water temperature is in March with an average around 74.1°F / 23.4°C. The coldest month is August with an average water temperature of 66.9°F / 19.4°C.

7 day tide forecast for Port Alfred

  • Low 03:10am
  • High 08:58am
  • Low 03:11pm
  • High 09:43pm
  • Low 04:16am
  • High 10:06am
  • Low 04:20pm
  • High 10:59pm
  • Low 05:44am
  • High 11:43am
  • Low 05:53pm
  • High 12:25am
  • Low 07:08am
  • High 01:13pm
  • Low 07:20pm
  • High 01:37am
  • Low 08:09am
  • High 02:16pm
  • Low 08:24pm
  • High 02:31am
  • Low 08:56am
  • High 03:05pm
  • Low 09:14pm
  • High 03:17am
  • Low 09:38am
  • High 03:47pm
  • Low 09:57pm
7 day tide times for Port Alfred

*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.