Lake Tahoe Water Temperature

(Today) 2023

4.4°C / 40°F

The water will feel very cold. For the hardcore only. The water is now dangerously cold and most people will risk hypothermia if not equipped with a thick, 6/5mm wetsuit along with boots and a hood

Current weather

-0°C / 31°F
(clear sky)
Partly cloudy
Wind
1 mph
Humidity
65%

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

Lake Tahoe average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Lake Tahoe
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 10 9.9 9.4 9.7 9.3 10.6 11.9 12.8 12.6 12.2 11.7 11.4
Max °C 12.5 12.5 12.8 11.8 12.5 12.9 14.8 15.6 15.2 14.9 13.9 12.9
Min °F 51 50.9 50.3 50.3 50 52 54.5 56.2 55.7 55 53.9 53.1
Max °F 53.5 53.5 53.7 52.4 53.2 54.3 57.4 59 58.3 57.7 56.1 54.6

The warmest water temperature is in August with an average around 57.6°F / 14.2°C. The coldest month is April with an average water temperature of 51.3°F / 10.7°C.


7 day tide forecast for Lake Tahoe

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  • High 1:16am
    (0.6m)
  • Low 7:54am
    (0.15m)
  • High 1:02pm
    (0.86m)
  • Low 10:02pm
    (0.05m)
  • High 2:35am
    (0.6m)
  • Low 8:50am
    (0.21m)
  • High 1:52pm
    (0.87m)
  • Low 11:09pm
    (0.02m)
  • High 3:45am
    (0.64m)
  • Low 9:52am
    (0.25m)
  • High 2:41pm
    (0.89m)
  • Low 12:07am
    (-0m)
  • High 4:45am
    (0.69m)
  • Low 10:55am
    (0.28m)
  • High 3:28pm
    (0.9m)
  • Low 12:57am
    (-0.02m)
  • High 5:38am
    (0.73m)
  • Low 11:53am
    (0.3m)
  • High 4:10pm
    (0.91m)
  • Low 1:40am
    (-0.02m)
  • High 6:24am
    (0.76m)
  • Low 12:45pm
    (0.29m)
  • High 4:50pm
    (0.91m)
  • Low 2:18am
    (-0.02m)
  • High 7:06am
    (0.77m)
  • Low 1:32pm
    (0.28m)
  • High 5:27pm
    (0.91m)
7 day tide times for Lake Tahoe

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest accurate location (Sacramento #4, Sacramento River, California) and may differ by up to half an hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.