Sea Temperature

Cape May Sea Temperature

(Today) Oct 2018

20.6°C / 69°F

Current weather

7°C / 44°F
(clear sky)

Partly cloudy
Wind

5 mph

Humidity

65%


The measurements for the water temperature in Cape May, New Jersey 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 May water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Cape May
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 1.8 2 3.1 4.5 8.8 15.1 21.5 22.2 19.8 15.3 11 5.6
Max °C 8.9 6.9 7.6 12.9 18.5 24.5 25.9 27.3 25 22.2 15.9 12.2
Min °F 38 37.5 39.3 43.5 51.7 62.9 72.5 74 69.7 62.3 53.7 44.7
Max °F 45.1 42.4 43.8 51.9 61.4 72.3 76.9 79.1 74.9 69.2 58.6 51.3

7 day tide forecast for Cape May

ThuFriSatSunMonTueWed
  • High 03:53am
    (3.87m)
  • Low 09:42am
    (1.26m)
  • High 04:11pm
    (4.39m)
  • Low 10:20pm
    (0.81m)
  • High 04:48am
    (4.02m)
  • Low 10:36am
    (1.06m)
  • High 05:05pm
    (4.48m)
  • Low 11:07pm
    (0.59m)
  • High 05:40am
    (4.26m)
  • Low 11:25am
    (0.80m)
  • High 05:56pm
    (4.63m)
  • Low 11:49pm
    (0.36m)
  • High 06:27am
    (4.56m)
  • Low 12:11pm
    (0.54m)
  • High 06:43pm
    (4.80m)
  • Low 12:30am
    (0.15m)
  • High 07:08am
    (4.87m)
  • Low 12:56pm
    (0.30m)
  • High 07:25pm
    (4.94m)
  • Low 01:10am
    (-0.02m)
  • High 07:46am
    (5.15m)
  • Low 01:40pm
    (0.09m)
  • High 08:04pm
    (5.02m)
  • Low 01:51am
    (-0.14m)
  • High 08:22am
    (5.38m)
  • Low 02:24pm
    (-0.06m)
  • High 08:43pm
    (5.03m)

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest port (Cape Island Creek, Cape May) 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 October sea temperatures

  • Max: 22.2°C / 71.9°F
  • Avg: 18.7°C / 65.7°F
  • Min: 15.3°C / 59.5°F
Cape May average sea temperature chart

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

Map showing location of Cape May (38.935110, -74.906010)

Locations nearby

Variations

Whilst sea temperatures for Cape May 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 May

Cape May average sea temperature chart