Ocean City Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

21.1°C / 69.9°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 Ocean City Inlet, MD: 21.6°C / 70.9°F

Current weather

27°C / 81°F
(broken clouds)
Partly cloudy
6 mph

The measurements for the water temperature in Ocean City, Maryland 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 4.3 4.3 4.8 6.2 9.5 16.5 22.5 23.1 20.9 15.7 11.7 7.5
Max °C 9.2 7.4 8.6 13.6 18 24.1 26.2 27.4 25 22.6 16.2 12.7
Min °F 41.7 40.9 42.2 46.1 52.5 64.7 73.9 75.3 71.2 63 54.8 47.6
Max °F 46.6 44 46 53.5 61 72.3 77.6 79.6 75.3 69.9 59.3 52.8

The warmest water temperature is in August with an average around 77.4°F / 25.2°C. The coldest month is February with an average water temperature of 42.4°F / 5.8°C.

7 day tide forecast for Ocean City

  • Low 4:06am
  • High 9:59am
  • Low 3:57pm
  • High 10:26pm
  • Low 4:55am
  • High 10:50am
  • Low 4:51pm
  • High 11:15pm
  • Low 5:45am
  • High 11:42am
  • Low 5:48pm
  • High 12:05am
  • Low 6:35am
  • High 12:37pm
  • Low 6:49pm
  • High 12:58am
  • Low 7:26am
  • High 1:35pm
  • Low 7:53pm
  • High 1:54am
  • Low 8:18am
  • High 2:37pm
  • Low 8:58pm
  • High 2:54am
  • Low 9:10am
  • High 3:39pm
  • Low 10:05pm
7 day tide times for Ocean City

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest accurate location (Ocean City, Isle of Wight Bay, Maryland) and may differ by up to half an hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.