Cape Hatteras Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

18.7°C / 65.6°F

The water will feel medium. The water will feel a bit chilly in just bathers / swimming costume. If you plan on wearing a wetsuit 4/3mm should be thick enough.

Current weather

15°C / 59°F
(overcast clouds)
Partly cloudy
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
89%

The measurements for the water temperature in Cape Hatteras, 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.

Water temp by month

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

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

Cape Hatteras average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Cape Hatteras
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 10 9.9 11 13 16 21.6 24.4 26.3 23.4 19.2 16.7 14.2
Max °C 15.8 13.8 15.6 19.7 24.4 27.5 28.3 28.9 27.9 26.5 20.2 18.8
Min °F 52.3 51.3 53.6 58 64.2 73.2 77.4 80.4 75.9 69.4 63.4 59.4
Max °F 58.1 55.2 58.2 64.7 72.6 79.1 81.3 83 80.4 76.7 66.9 64

The warmest water temperature is in August with an average around 81.7°F / 27.6°C. The coldest month is February with an average water temperature of 53.2°F / 11.8°C.


7 day tide forecast for Cape Hatteras

SatSunMonTueWedThuFri
  • Low 12:59am
    (0.07m)
  • High 7:06am
    (0.2m)
  • Low 1:13pm
    (0.05m)
  • High 7:50pm
    (0.23m)
  • Low 1:54am
    (0.07m)
  • High 7:53am
    (0.2m)
  • Low 1:50pm
    (0.04m)
  • High 8:29pm
    (0.24m)
  • Low 2:45am
    (0.06m)
  • High 8:35am
    (0.19m)
  • Low 2:26pm
    (0.04m)
  • High 9:07pm
    (0.25m)
  • Low 3:34am
    (0.05m)
  • High 9:14am
    (0.18m)
  • Low 3:00pm
    (0.03m)
  • High 9:44pm
    (0.27m)
  • Low 4:21am
    (0.05m)
  • High 9:51am
    (0.18m)
  • Low 3:34pm
    (0.03m)
  • High 10:22pm
    (0.28m)
  • Low 5:07am
    (0.05m)
  • High 10:28am
    (0.17m)
  • Low 4:07pm
    (0.03m)
  • High 11:00pm
    (0.29m)
  • Low 5:54am
    (0.05m)
  • High 11:07am
    (0.17m)
  • Low 4:42pm
    (0.04m)
  • High 11:40pm
    (0.3m)
7 day tide times for Cape Hatteras

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