Port Elizabeth Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

18.7°C / 65.7°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

12°C / 54°F
(light rain)
Partly cloudy
Wind
6 mph
Humidity
94%

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

Port Elizabeth average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Port Elizabeth
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 20.7 20.3 19.4 18.1 18.6 18 17.3 17.3 17.5 17.7 19.2 19.6
Max °C 23.5 23 24.4 23.8 22 20.8 20.9 19.6 20.8 21 21.8 23
Min °F 70.4 69.6 68.9 66.8 66.8 65.5 64.6 64 64.8 65.1 67.6 68.6
Max °F 73.2 72.3 73.9 72.5 70.2 68.3 68.2 66.3 68.1 68.4 70.2 72

The warmest water temperature is in January with an average around 71.8°F / 22.1°C. The coldest month is August with an average water temperature of 65.1°F / 18.4°C.


7 day tide forecast for Port Elizabeth

ThuFriSatSunMonTueWed
  • Low 12:06am
    (0.33m)
  • High 6:13am
    (1.75m)
  • Low 12:16pm
    (0.26m)
  • High 6:42pm
    (1.85m)
  • Low 12:50am
    (0.4m)
  • High 6:57am
    (1.66m)
  • Low 12:57pm
    (0.35m)
  • High 7:28pm
    (1.77m)
  • Low 1:37am
    (0.49m)
  • High 7:45am
    (1.53m)
  • Low 1:43pm
    (0.47m)
  • High 8:20pm
    (1.66m)
  • Low 2:34am
    (0.61m)
  • High 8:43am
    (1.41m)
  • Low 2:37pm
    (0.6m)
  • High 9:24pm
    (1.55m)
  • Low 3:48am
    (0.71m)
  • High 9:58am
    (1.31m)
  • Low 3:52pm
    (0.72m)
  • High 10:43pm
    (1.48m)
  • Low 5:29am
    (0.74m)
  • High 11:33am
    (1.28m)
  • Low 5:37pm
    (0.76m)
  • High 12:10am
    (1.47m)
  • Low 6:59am
    (0.68m)
  • High 1:00pm
    (1.34m)
  • Low 7:09pm
    (0.72m)
7 day tide times for Port Elizabeth

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