Sea Temperature

Hilton Head Island Sea Temperature

(Today) Dec 2019

14.2°C / 57.5°F

Current weather

11°C / 51°F
(overcast clouds)

Partly cloudy
Wind

10 mph

Humidity

93%


The measurements for the water temperature in Hilton Head Island, South 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.

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly Hilton Head Island water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Hilton Head Island
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 12.2 12 12 14.4 18.1 23.6 26.7 27 26 21.8 17.6 13.6
Max °C 15.4 15 15.8 21.2 25.3 27.9 29.1 29.6 28.5 27.5 22.8 18.4
Min °F 55.2 54.8 55.1 60.6 67.5 76.2 81 81.6 79.8 73.5 65.8 58.4
Max °F 58.4 57.8 58.9 67.4 74.7 80.5 83.4 84.2 82.3 79.2 71 63.2

7 day tide forecast for Hilton Head Island

SatSunMonTueWedThuFri
  • Low 3:30am
    (-0.45m)
  • High 9:44am
    (8.81m)
  • Low 4:06pm
    (-0.01m)
  • High 10:04pm
    (7.19m)
  • Low 4:17am
    (-0.40m)
  • High 10:32am
    (8.66m)
  • Low 4:53pm
    (0.03m)
  • High 10:56pm
    (7.12m)
  • Low 5:07am
    (-0.25m)
  • High 11:25am
    (8.43m)
  • Low 5:43pm
    (0.09m)
  • High 11:56pm
    (7.10m)
  • Low 6:02am
    (-0.04m)
  • High 12:22pm
    (8.18m)
  • Low 6:38pm
    (0.15m)
  • High 1:00am
    (7.17m)
  • Low 7:03am
    (0.18m)
  • High 1:22pm
    (7.93m)
  • Low 7:38pm
    (0.14m)
  • High 2:05am
    (7.35m)
  • Low 8:10am
    (0.28m)
  • High 2:25pm
    (7.73m)
  • Low 8:41pm
    (0.01m)
  • High 3:12am
    (7.64m)
  • Low 9:18am
    (0.21m)
  • High 3:29pm
    (7.60m)
  • Low 9:42pm
    (-0.21m)
7 day tide times for Hilton Head Island

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest port (Broad Creek, Hilton Head Island) 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: 18.4°C / 65.1°F
  • Avg: 16°C / 60.8°F
  • Min: 13.6°C / 56.5°F
Hilton Head Island average sea temperature chart

These average ocean temperatures for Hilton Head Island are calculated from several years of archived data.

Map showing location of Hilton Head Island (32.193820, -80.738160)

Locations nearby

Variations

Whilst sea temperatures for Hilton Head Island 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 Hilton Head Island
Gilton-Ged-Ajlend, Great Wassaw Island, Hilton Head Island, Hilton's Head Island, Ile de Hilton-Head, Isla De Los Osos, Isle De Tranches, Khilton Khed Ajland, Khilton-Khed-Ajlend, Trenches Island, Trenchs Island, hirutonheddoairando, hyltn hd aylnd karwlynay jnwby, hyltwn hyd ayland, xi er dun hei de dao, Île de Hilton-Head, Гілтон-Гед-Айленд, Хилтон Хед Ајланд, Хилтон-Хед-Айленд, هيلتون هيد أيلاند, هیلتن هد آیلند، کارولینای جنوبی, ہلٹن ہیڈ جزیرہ، جنوبی کیرولائنا, ヒルトンヘッドアイランド, 希尔顿黑德岛

Hilton Head Island average sea temperature chart