New York City Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

25.3°C / 77.5°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.

*Live data from The Battery, NY: 23.2°C / 73.8°F

Current weather

24°C / 76°F
(clear sky)
Partly cloudy
8 mph

The measurements for the water temperature in New York City, New York 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.

*Live data may vary from satellite readings for a number of reasons. These include local factors, depth of smapling and time of day.

Water temp by month

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly New York City water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

New York City average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in New York City
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 2.9 2.6 2.5 4 7.2 14 20.1 21.6 19.2 13.5 10.1 5.3
Max °C 7.4 5.5 5.9 9.8 14.4 21.5 24.3 25.5 23 20.3 14.1 10.9
Min °F 39 37.8 37.9 41.5 47.8 60.2 69.9 72.4 68.1 59 51.8 43.8
Max °F 43.5 40.7 41.3 47.3 55 67.7 74.1 76.3 71.9 65.8 55.8 49.4

The warmest water temperature is in August with an average around 74.3°F / 23.5°C. The coldest month is February with an average water temperature of 39.2°F / 4.0°C.

7 day tide forecast for New York City

  • High 2:18am
  • Low 8:43am
  • High 3:01pm
  • Low 9:15pm
  • High 3:03am
  • Low 9:31am
  • High 3:54pm
  • Low 10:10pm
  • High 4:08am
  • Low 10:18am
  • High 5:00pm
  • Low 11:04pm
  • High 5:27am
  • Low 11:04am
  • High 5:58pm
  • Low 11:56pm
  • High 6:24am
  • Low 11:50am
  • High 6:43pm
  • Low 12:46am
  • High 7:08am
  • Low 12:36pm
  • High 7:22pm
  • Low 1:36am
  • High 7:47am
  • Low 1:24pm
  • High 7:59pm
7 day tide times for New York City

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