Ocean City Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

21.7°C / 71.1°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.

*Live data from Atlantic City, NJ: 14.4°C / 57.9°F

Current weather

28°C / 83°F
(few clouds)
Partly cloudy
Wind
21 mph
Humidity
48%

The measurements for the water temperature in Ocean City, New Jersey 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 Ocean City water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Ocean City average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Ocean City
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 3 2.9 3.1 4.4 8.2 14.7 20.9 22 19.5 14.5 10.9 5.9
Max °C 8.3 6.4 6.9 11.7 16.5 23.1 25.3 26.6 24.1 21.4 15 11.8
Min °F 39.5 38.6 39.1 42.8 50 61.8 71.4 73.4 68.9 60.8 53.2 44.9
Max °F 44.8 42.1 42.9 50.1 58.3 70.2 75.8 78 73.5 67.7 57.3 50.8

The warmest water temperature is in August with an average around 75.7°F / 24.3°C. The coldest month is February with an average water temperature of 40.3°F / 4.6°C.


7 day tide forecast for Ocean City

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
  • Low 4:50am
    (-0.05m)
  • High 10:46am
    (1.11m)
  • Low 4:48pm
    (0.1m)
  • High 11:02pm
    (1.39m)
  • Low 5:34am
    (-0.04m)
  • High 11:39am
    (1.13m)
  • Low 5:38pm
    (0.12m)
  • High 11:55pm
    (1.34m)
  • Low 6:20am
    (-0.03m)
  • High 12:34pm
    (1.16m)
  • Low 6:33pm
    (0.14m)
  • High 12:49am
    (1.3m)
  • Low 7:11am
    (-0.01m)
  • High 1:29pm
    (1.19m)
  • Low 7:36pm
    (0.16m)
  • High 1:45am
    (1.24m)
  • Low 8:06am
    (0.02m)
  • High 2:24pm
    (1.23m)
  • Low 8:45pm
    (0.17m)
  • High 2:42am
    (1.18m)
  • Low 9:04am
    (0.03m)
  • High 3:21pm
    (1.27m)
  • Low 9:52pm
    (0.15m)
  • High 3:43am
    (1.12m)
  • Low 10:02am
    (0.04m)
  • High 4:21pm
    (1.31m)
  • Low 10:55pm
    (0.12m)
7 day tide times for Ocean City

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest accurate location (Ocean City, 9th Street Bridge, New Jersey) and may differ by up to half an hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.