Sea Temperature

Hilton Head Island Sea Temperature

(Today) Jan 2019

13.9°C / 57°F

Current weather

11°C / 52°F
(scattered clouds)

Partly cloudy

7 mph



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 12.6 12.4 12.4 14.9 18.8 23.9 27 27.2 26.2 22.1 18 13.9
Max °C 16.2 15.9 16.7 22.2 26.1 28.5 29.7 30 29.1 27.9 23.3 18.9
Min °F 56.1 55.7 56 61.7 68.7 76.9 81.6 82.1 80.3 74.1 66.5 59
Max °F 59.7 59.2 60.3 69 76 81.5 84.3 84.9 83.2 79.9 71.8 64

7 day tide forecast for Hilton Head Island

  • High 02:49am
  • Low 08:57am
  • High 03:14pm
  • Low 09:23pm
  • High 03:45am
  • Low 10:05am
  • High 04:13pm
  • Low 10:23pm
  • High 04:44am
  • Low 11:08am
  • High 05:13pm
  • Low 11:22pm
  • High 05:42am
  • Low 12:07pm
  • High 06:11pm
  • Low 12:18am
  • High 06:40am
  • Low 01:02pm
  • High 07:06pm
  • Low 01:13am
  • High 07:34am
  • Low 01:56pm
  • High 08:00pm
  • Low 02:07am
  • High 08:27am
  • Low 02:46pm
  • High 08:52pm

*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 January sea temperatures

  • Max: 16.2°C / 61.2°F
  • Avg: 14.4°C / 57.9°F
  • Min: 12.6°C / 54.7°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


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