Outer Banks Water Temperature

(Today) 2022

27°C / 80.6°F

Current weather

24°C / 76°F
(clear sky)

Partly cloudy

Wind

8 mph

Humidity

77%


The measurements for the water temperature in Outer Banks, North 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 water temp

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly Outer Banks water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Outer Banks average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Outer Banks
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 10 9.9 11 13 16 21.6 24.4 26.3 23.4 19.2 16.7 14.2
Max °C 15.8 13.8 15.6 19.7 24.4 27.5 28.3 28.9 27.9 26.5 20.2 18.8
Min °F 52.3 51.3 53.6 58 64.2 73.2 77.4 80.4 75.9 69.4 63.4 59.4
Max °F 58.1 55.2 58.2 64.7 72.6 79.1 81.3 83 80.4 76.7 66.9 64

The warmest water temperature is in August with an average around 81.7°F / 27.6°C. The coldest month is February with an average water temperature of 53.2°F / 11.8°C.


7 day tide forecast for Outer Banks

ThuFriSatSunMonTueWed
  • High 12:37am
    (0.93m)
  • Low 6:48am
    (0.16m)
  • High 1:17pm
    (1.12m)
  • Low 7:58pm
    (0.33m)
  • High 1:30am
    (0.85m)
  • Low 7:37am
    (0.24m)
  • High 2:13pm
    (1.08m)
  • Low 9:04pm
    (0.38m)
  • High 2:29am
    (0.8m)
  • Low 8:30am
    (0.31m)
  • High 3:13pm
    (1.06m)
  • Low 10:09pm
    (0.4m)
  • High 3:34am
    (0.77m)
  • Low 9:28am
    (0.35m)
  • High 4:12pm
    (1.05m)
  • Low 11:07pm
    (0.38m)
  • High 4:38am
    (0.79m)
  • Low 10:27am
    (0.35m)
  • High 5:07pm
    (1.07m)
  • Low 11:55pm
    (0.34m)
  • High 5:33am
    (0.82m)
  • Low 11:22am
    (0.32m)
  • High 5:54pm
    (1.09m)
  • Low 12:37am
    (0.29m)
  • High 6:20am
    (0.87m)
  • Low 12:10pm
    (0.28m)
  • High 6:36pm
    (1.12m)
7 day tide times for Outer Banks

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest accurate location (Rodanthe, Pamlico Sound, North Carolina) and may differ by up to half an hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.