Melbourne Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

12.7°C / 54.9°F

The water will feel cool (fresh). Probably too cold for all but seasoned swimmers. We'd recommend a 4mm or 5mm wetsuit if you want to stay in the water.

Current weather

10°C / 50°F
(clear sky)
Partly cloudy
Wind
20 mph
Humidity
72%

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

Melbourne average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Melbourne
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 17 17.8 17.3 17.2 16.1 14.7 13.6 14 13.9 14.2 15.3 15.9
Max °C 20.3 19.9 19.5 18.6 18.1 16.9 16.4 15.5 15.4 16 17.8 19
Min °F 63.9 64.8 64 63.5 61.8 59.3 57.6 57.8 57.6 58.3 60.5 61.8
Max °F 67.2 66.9 66.2 64.9 63.8 61.5 60.4 59.3 59.1 60.1 63 64.9

The warmest water temperature is in February with an average around 65.8°F / 18.8°C. The coldest month is September with an average water temperature of 58.3°F / 14.6°C.


7 day tide forecast for Melbourne

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
  • High 3:02am
    (0.72m)
  • Low 10:12am
    (0.07m)
  • High 5:22pm
    (0.84m)
  • Low 11:09pm
    (0.5m)
  • High 3:58am
    (0.72m)
  • Low 10:57am
    (0.07m)
  • High 5:59pm
    (0.84m)
  • Low 11:50pm
    (0.46m)
  • High 4:55am
    (0.73m)
  • Low 11:42am
    (0.08m)
  • High 6:34pm
    (0.84m)
  • Low 12:29am
    (0.41m)
  • High 5:50am
    (0.74m)
  • Low 12:25pm
    (0.11m)
  • High 7:08pm
    (0.84m)
  • Low 1:09am
    (0.35m)
  • High 6:46am
    (0.75m)
  • Low 1:09pm
    (0.16m)
  • High 7:41pm
    (0.84m)
  • Low 1:53am
    (0.3m)
  • High 7:44am
    (0.75m)
  • Low 1:54pm
    (0.23m)
  • High 8:17pm
    (0.85m)
  • Low 2:39am
    (0.25m)
  • High 8:46am
    (0.75m)
  • Low 2:40pm
    (0.3m)
  • High 8:55pm
    (0.85m)
7 day tide times for Melbourne

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