Richmond Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

12.6°C / 54.6°F

The water will feel cool (fresh). Probably too cold for all but seasoned swimmers. We'd recommend a 4mm or 5mm wetsuit if you want to stay in the water.

Current weather

10°C / 50°F
(scattered clouds)
Partly cloudy
Wind
11 mph
Humidity
82%

The measurements for the water temperature in Richmond, British Columbia 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.

Water temp by month

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

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

Richmond average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Richmond
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 6.2 5.9 5.9 6.3 6.9 7.4 9.3 9.9 10.3 8.7 7.6 6.8
Max °C 7.8 7.8 8.3 8.4 9.8 10.8 11.5 12.7 12.3 11.6 9.9 8.5
Min °F 43.8 43.3 43.6 44.1 45.5 46.7 49.6 50.9 51.3 48.8 46.6 44.9
Max °F 45.4 45.2 46 46.2 48.4 50.1 51.8 53.7 53.3 51.7 48.9 46.6

The warmest water temperature is in August with an average around 52.3°F / 11.3°C. The coldest month is February with an average water temperature of 44.2°F / 6.8°C.


7 day tide forecast for Richmond

ThuFriSatSunMonTueWed
  • High 12:25am
    (4.09m)
  • Low 7:04am
    (2.62m)
  • High 11:00am
    (3.03m)
  • Low 5:59pm
    (1.39m)
  • High 1:05am
    (4.07m)
  • Low 8:06am
    (2.25m)
  • High 12:46pm
    (2.95m)
  • Low 6:55pm
    (1.74m)
  • High 1:43am
    (4.06m)
  • Low 8:59am
    (1.84m)
  • High 2:29pm
    (3.06m)
  • Low 7:57pm
    (2.13m)
  • High 2:18am
    (4.05m)
  • Low 9:48am
    (1.44m)
  • High 3:56pm
    (3.34m)
  • Low 9:04pm
    (2.5m)
  • High 2:54am
    (4.04m)
  • Low 10:34am
    (1.09m)
  • High 5:09pm
    (3.67m)
  • Low 10:10pm
    (2.82m)
  • High 3:29am
    (4.03m)
  • Low 11:20am
    (0.83m)
  • High 6:10pm
    (3.98m)
  • Low 11:12pm
    (3.07m)
  • High 4:05am
    (4m)
  • Low 12:06pm
    (0.68m)
  • High 7:03pm
    (4.21m)
7 day tide times for Richmond

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