Tampa Bay Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

29.7°C / 85.5°F

The water will feel unpleasantly warm (stifling). May be a little too warm for any kind of activity, particularly if sunny.

*Live data from St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, FL: 29.8°C / 85.6°F

Current weather

28°C / 83°F
(few clouds)
Partly cloudy
Wind
5 mph
Humidity
78%

The measurements for the water temperature in Tampa Bay, Florida 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 Tampa Bay water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Tampa Bay average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Tampa Bay
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 15.1 15.2 16.6 19.9 22.6 25.8 28.3 29.1 28.3 25.1 21.2 18.4
Max °C 20.4 20.8 22 25.7 28.7 30.3 31 31.7 30.2 29.5 26.5 22.3
Min °F 61.3 61.6 64 70.1 75.1 80.2 84 85.4 83.7 78.9 72.2 66.6
Max °F 66.6 67.2 69.4 75.9 81.2 84.7 86.7 88 85.6 83.3 77.5 70.5

The warmest water temperature is in August with an average around 86.7°F / 30.4°C. The coldest month is January with an average water temperature of 63.9°F / 17.7°C.


7 day tide forecast for Tampa Bay

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
  • High 7:35am
    (0.52m)
  • Low 9:22am
    (0.51m)
  • High 4:07pm
    (0.99m)
  • Low 12:32am
    (-0.1m)
  • High 8:00am
    (0.52m)
  • Low 10:36am
    (0.48m)
  • High 5:04pm
    (0.93m)
  • Low 1:12am
    (-0.08m)
  • High 8:24am
    (0.52m)
  • Low 11:56am
    (0.44m)
  • High 6:05pm
    (0.84m)
  • Low 1:52am
    (-0.02m)
  • High 8:49am
    (0.55m)
  • Low 1:22pm
    (0.37m)
  • High 7:15pm
    (0.72m)
  • Low 2:30am
    (0.06m)
  • High 9:16am
    (0.59m)
  • Low 2:55pm
    (0.3m)
  • High 8:40pm
    (0.6m)
  • Low 3:07am
    (0.16m)
  • High 9:46am
    (0.66m)
  • Low 4:28pm
    (0.2m)
  • High 10:25pm
    (0.51m)
  • Low 3:44am
    (0.26m)
  • High 10:20am
    (0.73m)
  • Low 5:52pm
    (0.09m)
7 day tide times for Tampa Bay

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