Sea Temperature

Detroit Sea Temperature

(Today) Dec 2019

4.9°C / 40.9°F

Current weather

-1°C / 30°F
(broken clouds)

Partly cloudy

3 mph



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

Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Detroit
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 0 0 0.2 1.2 4.4 10.3 19.1 21.5 18.1 11.1 5.8 1
Max °C 2.8 1.2 1.6 6.3 11.3 21.2 25.7 25 23.5 19.2 12.6 6.9
Min °F 33.2 32.6 32.9 36.2 42.6 54.9 69 72.1 66.7 55.2 45.2 36.1
Max °F 35.9 33.7 34.3 41.3 49.5 65.8 75.6 75.6 72.1 63.3 52 42

7 day tide forecast for Detroit

  • High 4:47am
  • Low 10:58am
  • High 5:10pm
  • Low 11:45pm
  • High 5:35am
  • Low 11:44am
  • High 5:54pm
  • Low 12:37am
  • High 6:21am
  • Low 12:29pm
  • High 6:34pm
  • Low 1:27am
  • High 7:05am
  • Low 1:14pm
  • High 7:12pm
  • Low 2:14am
  • High 7:46am
  • Low 1:59pm
  • High 7:49pm
  • Low 3:01am
  • High 8:26am
  • Low 2:44pm
  • High 8:28pm
  • Low 3:46am
  • High 9:06am
  • Low 3:30pm
  • High 9:09pm

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest port (Chain Bridge, D.C.) 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 December sea temperatures

  • Max: 6.9°C / 44.3°F
  • Avg: 3.9°C / 39°F
  • Min: 1°C / 33.7°F
Detroit average sea temperature chart

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

Map showing location of Detroit (42.331430, -83.045750)

Locations nearby


Whilst sea temperatures for Detroit 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.

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Detroit average sea temperature chart