Orkney Sea Temperature

(Today) 2022

10.2°C / 50.4°F

Current weather

9°C / 48°F
(broken clouds)

Partly cloudy

Wind

15 mph

Humidity

81%


The measurements for the water temperature in Orkney, Scotland 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.

Monthly average water temp

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly Orkney water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Orkney average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Orkney
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 6.9 6.6 6.5 7.1 8.2 9.6 11.4 12 12 11.2 10.2 8.1
Max °C 9.2 8.7 8.2 9 10.4 12.6 14.2 14.4 13.8 13.2 12.1 10.5
Min °F 45.3 44.7 44.3 45.5 47.6 50.5 53.6 54.6 54.3 53 51.1 47.5
Max °F 47.6 46.8 46 47.4 49.8 53.5 56.4 57 56.1 55 53 49.9

The warmest water temperature is in August with an average around 55.8°F / 13.2°C. The coldest month is March with an average water temperature of 45.1°F / 7.3°C.


7 day tide forecast for Orkney

ThuFriSatSunMonTueWed
  • Low 02:27am
    (1.21m)
  • High 08:32am
    (2.61m)
  • Low 03:02pm
    (0.67m)
  • High 09:20pm
    (2.53m)
  • Low 03:13am
    (1.05m)
  • High 09:23am
    (2.67m)
  • Low 03:42pm
    (0.66m)
  • High 10:00pm
    (2.61m)
  • Low 03:53am
    (0.91m)
  • High 10:09am
    (2.7m)
  • Low 04:16pm
    (0.68m)
  • High 10:38pm
    (2.68m)
  • Low 04:30am
    (0.81m)
  • High 10:50am
    (2.72m)
  • Low 04:48pm
    (0.72m)
  • High 11:13pm
    (2.73m)
  • Low 05:05am
    (0.74m)
  • High 11:28am
    (2.71m)
  • Low 05:19pm
    (0.76m)
  • High 11:47pm
    (2.76m)
  • Low 05:41am
    (0.69m)
  • High 12:05pm
    (2.69m)
  • Low 05:51pm
    (0.82m)
  • High 12:20am
    (2.76m)
  • Low 06:18am
    (0.69m)
  • High 12:42pm
    (2.63m)
  • Low 06:25pm
    (0.91m)
7 day tide times for Orkney

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