Columbia Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

23.5°C / 74.3°F

The water will feel warm (balmy). Most people will be OK with just bathers / swimming costume at this temperature. If you intend to stay in the water for a while a thin shorty wetsuit will suffice.

Current weather

20°C / 68°F
(overcast clouds)
Partly cloudy
Wind
7 mph
Humidity
97%

The measurements for the water temperature in Columbia, 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 Columbia water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Columbia average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Columbia
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 11.8 10.5 11.8 14.2 16.4 21.9 25.5 26.5 24.6 20 16.4 14.1
Max °C 17.1 15.9 16.4 19.7 23.5 26.7 28.1 28.8 27.3 26.1 20.6 18.3
Min °F 55.3 53.1 55.1 59.7 64.3 73.3 78.9 80.6 77.3 70.4 63.2 59.1
Max °F 60.6 58.5 59.7 65.2 71.4 78.1 81.5 82.9 80 76.5 67.4 63.3

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 55.8°F / 13.2°C.


7 day tide forecast for Columbia

SatSunMonTueWedThuFri
  • High 4:27am
    (0.81m)
  • Low 10:34am
    (0.21m)
  • High 5:02pm
    (0.96m)
  • Low 11:20pm
    (0.27m)
  • High 5:10am
    (0.81m)
  • Low 11:11am
    (0.18m)
  • High 5:42pm
    (1.01m)
  • Low 12:08am
    (0.21m)
  • High 5:55am
    (0.81m)
  • Low 11:52am
    (0.16m)
  • High 6:22pm
    (1.07m)
  • Low 12:53am
    (0.13m)
  • High 6:40am
    (0.82m)
  • Low 12:33pm
    (0.12m)
  • High 7:01pm
    (1.12m)
  • Low 1:32am
    (0.07m)
  • High 7:21am
    (0.84m)
  • Low 1:13pm
    (0.09m)
  • High 7:38pm
    (1.16m)
  • Low 2:09am
    (0.02m)
  • High 8:00am
    (0.84m)
  • Low 1:51pm
    (0.06m)
  • High 8:16pm
    (1.19m)
  • Low 2:46am
    (-0.01m)
  • High 8:38am
    (0.84m)
  • Low 2:29pm
    (0.05m)
  • High 8:55pm
    (1.19m)
7 day tide times for Columbia

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest accurate location (Jennetts Pier, 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.