Chesapeake Bay Water Temperature

(Today) 2021

9.9°C / 49.8°F

Current weather

3°C / 37°F
(overcast clouds)

Partly cloudy

Wind

15 mph

Humidity

85%


The measurements for the water temperature in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia 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 water temp

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

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

Chesapeake Bay average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Chesapeake Bay
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 7.8 7.1 7.5 9.9 12.2 19 23.7 24.7 22.7 17.4 13.5 10.1
Max °C 12 10.7 11.7 15.6 19.6 24.7 26.9 27.7 25.7 23.9 18 14.5
Min °F 47.7 46.2 47.2 52.1 56.9 68.4 75.9 77.7 74.1 65.9 58.1 51.9
Max °F 51.9 49.8 51.4 57.8 64.3 74.1 79.1 80.7 77.1 72.4 62.6 56.3

The warmest water temperature is in August with an average around 79.2°F / 26.2°C. The coldest month is February with an average water temperature of 48°F / 8.9°C.


7 day tide forecast for Chesapeake Bay

WedThuFriSatSunMonTue
  • Low 5:45am
    (0.04m)
  • High 11:59am
    (0.91m)
  • Low 6:39pm
    (0.03m)
  • High 12:37am
    (0.74m)
  • Low 6:48am
    (0.09m)
  • High 12:57pm
    (0.85m)
  • Low 7:38pm
    (0.06m)
  • High 1:42am
    (0.73m)
  • Low 7:55am
    (0.13m)
  • High 1:59pm
    (0.78m)
  • Low 8:36pm
    (0.08m)
  • High 2:50am
    (0.73m)
  • Low 9:04am
    (0.15m)
  • High 3:03pm
    (0.72m)
  • Low 9:33pm
    (0.09m)
  • High 3:54am
    (0.73m)
  • Low 10:10am
    (0.14m)
  • High 4:06pm
    (0.67m)
  • Low 10:26pm
    (0.08m)
  • High 4:51am
    (0.73m)
  • Low 11:10am
    (0.12m)
  • High 5:04pm
    (0.62m)
  • Low 11:16pm
    (0.06m)
  • High 5:41am
    (0.73m)
  • Low 12:03pm
    (0.08m)
  • High 5:55pm
    (0.59m)
7 day tide times for Chesapeake Bay

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest accurate location (Windmill Point Light, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia) and may differ by up to half an hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.