Outer Banks Water Temperature

(Today) 2021

18.9°C / 66°F

Current weather

11°C / 52°F
(overcast clouds)

Partly cloudy

Wind

11 mph

Humidity

85%


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

WedThuFriSatSunMonTue
  • Low 4:03am
    (-0.08m)
  • High 10:24am
    (1.24m)
  • Low 5:02pm
    (-0.09m)
  • High 10:58pm
    (0.94m)
  • Low 5:06am
    (0.02m)
  • High 11:22am
    (1.14m)
  • Low 6:00pm
    (-0.02m)
  • High 12:03am
    (0.93m)
  • Low 6:14am
    (0.12m)
  • High 12:23pm
    (1.04m)
  • Low 6:59pm
    (0.02m)
  • High 1:12am
    (0.93m)
  • Low 7:26am
    (0.18m)
  • High 1:25pm
    (0.96m)
  • Low 7:55pm
    (0.05m)
  • High 2:17am
    (0.96m)
  • Low 8:37am
    (0.21m)
  • High 2:27pm
    (0.9m)
  • Low 8:48pm
    (0.07m)
  • High 3:15am
    (0.99m)
  • Low 9:41am
    (0.2m)
  • High 3:23pm
    (0.85m)
  • Low 9:35pm
    (0.07m)
  • High 4:05am
    (1.03m)
  • Low 10:36am
    (0.17m)
  • High 4:14pm
    (0.83m)
  • Low 10:18pm
    (0.07m)
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.