Sea Temperature

Cape Carteret Sea Temperature

(Today) Dec 2019

15.9°C / 60.7°F

Current weather

16°C / 61°F
(clear sky)

Partly cloudy
Wind

9 mph

Humidity

77%


The measurements for the water temperature in Cape Carteret, North Carolina 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 max / min water temperatures

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

Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Cape Carteret
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 12 10.6 12 14.8 17.9 23.1 26.3 26.9 25.5 21.3 17 14.2
Max °C 19.9 17.9 18.3 21.8 25 27.8 29 29.3 28.1 27.2 22.5 20.1
Min °F 56.7 54 56.1 61.4 67 75.4 80.4 81.4 78.9 72.7 64.8 59.9
Max °F 64.6 61.3 62.4 68.4 74.1 80.1 83.1 83.8 81.5 78.6 70.3 65.8

7 day tide forecast for Cape Carteret

SatSunMonTueWedThuFri
  • Low 2:20am
    (-0.15m)
  • High 8:46am
    (2.69m)
  • Low 3:17pm
    (-0.10m)
  • High 9:12pm
    (2.08m)
  • Low 3:08am
    (-0.13m)
  • High 9:33am
    (2.63m)
  • Low 4:04pm
    (-0.11m)
  • High 10:03pm
    (2.07m)
  • Low 4:00am
    (-0.09m)
  • High 10:24am
    (2.53m)
  • Low 4:55pm
    (-0.11m)
  • High 10:58pm
    (2.06m)
  • Low 4:58am
    (-0.04m)
  • High 11:19am
    (2.40m)
  • Low 5:48pm
    (-0.11m)
  • High 11:57pm
    (2.08m)
  • Low 6:02am
    (0.02m)
  • High 12:18pm
    (2.26m)
  • Low 6:44pm
    (-0.13m)
  • High 1:00am
    (2.12m)
  • Low 7:11am
    (0.04m)
  • High 1:21pm
    (2.14m)
  • Low 7:41pm
    (-0.16m)
  • High 2:05am
    (2.20m)
  • Low 8:21am
    (0.01m)
  • High 2:25pm
    (2.05m)
  • Low 8:39pm
    (-0.21m)
7 day tide times for Cape Carteret

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest port (Bogue Inlet, North Carolina) and may differ by up to half and hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.

Average December sea temperatures

  • Max: 20.1°C / 68.1°F
  • Avg: 17.1°C / 62.8°F
  • Min: 14.2°C / 57.5°F
Cape Carteret average sea temperature chart

These average ocean temperatures for Cape Carteret are calculated from several years of archived data.

Map showing location of Cape Carteret (34.691550, -77.063000)

Locations nearby

Variations

Whilst sea temperatures for Cape Carteret are as accurate as current data allows, there may be slight local and regional variations depending on conditions. Time of day and wind direction may have a temporary local effect as can water flows from neraby rivers.

Alternate names for Cape Carteret

Cape Carteret average sea temperature chart