Lake Tahoe Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

3.1°C / 37.6°F

The water will feel freezing / baltic. You would have to be insane or getting paid to want to get in water this cold! If you do make sure you are wearing a top end drysuit and all the accessories.

Current weather

12°C / 53°F
(clear sky)
Partly cloudy
Wind
6 mph
Humidity
56%

The measurements for the water temperature in Lake Tahoe, California 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 Lake Tahoe water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Lake Tahoe average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Lake Tahoe
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 10 9.9 9.4 9.7 9.3 10.6 11.9 12.8 12.6 12.2 11.7 11.4
Max °C 12.5 12.5 12.8 11.8 12.5 12.9 14.8 15.6 15.2 14.9 13.9 12.9
Min °F 51 50.9 50.3 50.3 50 52 54.5 56.2 55.7 55 53.9 53.1
Max °F 53.5 53.5 53.7 52.4 53.2 54.3 57.4 59 58.3 57.7 56.1 54.6

The warmest water temperature is in August with an average around 57.6°F / 14.2°C. The coldest month is April with an average water temperature of 51.3°F / 10.7°C.


7 day tide forecast for Lake Tahoe

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
  • Low 4:29am
    (0.3m)
  • High 8:27am
    (1.03m)
  • Low 5:56pm
    (-0.09m)
  • High 11:15pm
    (0.73m)
  • Low 5:25am
    (0.27m)
  • High 9:20am
    (0.98m)
  • Low 6:35pm
    (-0.09m)
  • High 11:56pm
    (0.74m)
  • Low 6:25am
    (0.23m)
  • High 10:17am
    (0.9m)
  • Low 7:15pm
    (-0.08m)
  • High 12:37am
    (0.76m)
  • Low 7:30am
    (0.2m)
  • High 11:21am
    (0.8m)
  • Low 7:56pm
    (-0.05m)
  • High 1:18am
    (0.8m)
  • Low 8:42am
    (0.16m)
  • High 12:37pm
    (0.7m)
  • Low 8:39pm
    (-0.01m)
  • High 2:01am
    (0.84m)
  • Low 9:57am
    (0.11m)
  • High 2:05pm
    (0.62m)
  • Low 9:26pm
    (0.05m)
  • High 2:44am
    (0.89m)
  • Low 11:12am
    (0.05m)
  • High 3:31pm
    (0.59m)
  • Low 10:16pm
    (0.11m)
7 day tide times for Lake Tahoe

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest accurate location (Sacramento #4, Sacramento River, California) and may differ by up to half an hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.