Sea Temperature

San Francisco Sea Temperature

(Today) Jan 2018

12.8°C / 55°F

Current weather

11°C / 52°F

Partly cloudy

6 mph



The measurements for the water temperature in San Francisco, 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.

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

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

Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in San Francisco
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 10.1 10.2 10.2 10 9.7 9.7 11.6 12.4 13.2 12.5 11.9 11.4
Max °C 13.5 13.5 14 13.3 13.7 13.6 14.3 15 14.9 15.2 13.9 13.6
Min °F 51.5 51.6 51.9 51.3 51.1 51 53.9 55.4 56.4 55.5 54.2 53.4
Max °F 54.9 54.9 55.7 54.6 55.1 54.9 56.6 58 58.1 58.2 56.2 55.6

7 day tide forecast for San Francisco

  • High 01:12am
  • Low 05:56am
  • High 11:52am
  • Low 06:26pm
  • High 01:42am
  • Low 06:33am
  • High 12:30pm
  • Low 06:59pm
  • High 02:13am
  • Low 07:13am
  • High 01:10pm
  • Low 07:35pm
  • High 02:47am
  • Low 08:00am
  • High 01:55pm
  • Low 08:13pm
  • High 03:23am
  • Low 08:55am
  • High 02:48pm
  • Low 08:56pm
  • High 04:02am
  • Low 09:58am
  • High 03:56pm
  • Low 09:45pm
  • High 04:47am
  • Low 11:06am
  • High 05:22pm
  • Low 10:41pm

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest port (North Point, Pier 41) 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: 10.1°C / 50.2°F
  • Avg: 11.8°C / 53.2°F
  • Min: 13.5°C / 56.3°F
San Francisco average sea temperature chart

These average ocean temperatures for San Francisco are calculated from several years of archived data.

Map showing location of San Francisco (37.774930, -122.419420)

Locations nearby


Whilst sea temperatures for San Francisco 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.

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San Francisco average sea temperature chart