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Still Bay, South Africa
Still Bay, South Africa | © Richard Woodrow

Current water temperature on the South Africa coast. Forecast of changes in water temperature. Historical data.

Water temperature in South Africa today

#minimal
12.4°C
#average
16.9°C
#maximum
21.7°C

Conditions of sea water on beaches in South Africa

Now in the beaches in South Africa, the water temperature is varied. In addition to fairly cold places, there are some where swimming can be more or less comfortable.

The water temperature in South Africa tends to decrease, its value has decreased both over the last 10 days and over the month.

Infanta, South Africa
Infanta, South Africa | © David Lewis

Today the warmest water in South Africa is recorded in Hibberdene. Its value in this location is 21.8°C. And the coldest one is in Port Nolloth, its value 12.8°C.

The trend can be seen on the graph. It shows the change in average sea surface temperature over the past two months.

For the two most popular locations for swimming in South Africa, the graphs of changes in the average water temperature throughout the year are as follows:

We process, analyze and store data for every beach and city in South Africa. Below is a table with current weather data and trends in some places of the country.

CityWaterAir
Cape Town15.5°C15.5°C
Durban20.2°C17.3°C
Plettenberg Bay16.4°C16.1°C
Mossel Bay15.7°C14.7°C
East London19.3°C15.5°C
Port Elizabeth17.4°C14.7°C
Muizenberg15.2°C15.5°C
Jeffreys Bay16.5°C14.2°C
Cape Point14.9°C15.5°C
Bloubergstrand14.9°C15.5°C
Knysna15.6°C16.1°C
Hermanus14.5°C17.0°C
Port Shepstone21.2°C17.3°C
Melkbosstrand15.0°C18.0°C
Strand14.7°C15.5°C

Climate in South Africa

Melkbosstrand, South Africa
Melkbosstrand, South Africa | © Christo Ackerman

The Republic of South Africa is located in Africa. The country is washed by two oceans, such as the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean. South African Republic - has a fairly long coastline. To determine the temperature of the water in it, we track 24 settlements and resorts.

Tropical in the north and subtropical in the south of the country. The western coast of the country is washed by the cold Bengal current, and the eastern by the warm Mozambique current, which, along with the elevated relief and coastal mountain ranges, contribute to the formation of the country's special climate.The average January temperature is from +18 C to +27 o C, July - from +7 C to +10 o C, while, depending on the terrain, even neighboring areas can significantly differ from each other in air temperature. Precipitation falls from 30-150 mm. on the west coast, up to 650 mm. on the central plateaus and up to 2000 mm. on the eastern slopes of the Dragon Mountains.

South Africa: regions

We show the surface temperature of the water in the following regions of the country:

Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa | © Christian Pffhsn

South Africa: oceans and seas

We monitor the following oceans and seas that wash the country. Just go to the page for a specific reservoir and see the temperature in all settlements on the coast.

Find out the temperature of sea water in more than 12000 cities and resorts around the world. Water surface temperature values are available in real time. There is a forecast of water temperature changes for the next few days, as well as historical data of sea surface temperature are available for all days of the last years.

We use data from various sources, including National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA), meteorological services of different countries, data received from more than a thousand buoys around the world, satellite systems for scanning the surface of the oceans and seas.

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