Cape May Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

11.4°C / 52.6°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

9°C / 47°F
(clear sky)
Partly cloudy
Wind
8 mph
Humidity
25%

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.

Water temp by month

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.

Cape May average maximum / minimum water temperatures
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

The warmest water temperature is in August with an average around 76.5°F / 24.7°C. The coldest month is February with an average water temperature of 39.9°F / 4.4°C.