Sea Temperature

Sanibel Sea Temperature

(Today) Dec 2019

21.6°C / 70.9°F

Current weather

21°C / 71°F
(mist)

Partly cloudy
Wind

3 mph

Humidity

83%


The measurements for the water temperature in Sanibel, Florida 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 Sanibel water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Sanibel
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 15.6 15.8 17.3 20.9 23.4 26.3 28.3 29.3 28.2 25.9 21.8 19.6
Max °C 21.4 21.7 22.8 26.2 29.1 30.1 30.9 31.8 30.6 29.8 27 22.8
Min °F 62.4 62.8 65.3 71.7 76.4 80.9 84 85.7 83.7 80.1 73.3 68.6
Max °F 68.2 68.7 70.8 77 82.1 84.7 86.6 88.2 86.1 84 78.5 71.8

7 day tide forecast for Sanibel

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
  • Low 5:16am
    (-0.18m)
  • High 11:27am
    (1.69m)
  • Low 4:13pm
    (1.20m)
  • High 9:34pm
    (2.66m)
  • Low 5:53am
    (-0.42m)
  • High 12:17pm
    (1.68m)
  • Low 4:38pm
    (1.32m)
  • High 10:01pm
    (2.80m)
  • Low 6:31am
    (-0.60m)
  • High 1:05pm
    (1.64m)
  • Low 5:03pm
    (1.39m)
  • High 10:33pm
    (2.93m)
  • Low 7:11am
    (-0.73m)
  • High 1:52pm
    (1.60m)
  • Low 5:29pm
    (1.42m)
  • High 11:09pm
    (3.01m)
  • Low 7:53am
    (-0.80m)
  • High 2:41pm
    (1.55m)
  • Low 5:59pm
    (1.43m)
  • High 11:49pm
    (3.04m)
  • Low 8:38am
    (-0.81m)
  • High 3:32pm
    (1.51m)
  • Low 6:37pm
    (1.42m)
  • High 12:35am
    (2.98m)
  • Low 9:27am
    (-0.74m)
  • High 4:25pm
    (1.50m)
  • Low 7:30pm
    (1.42m)

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest port (Point Ybel, San Carlos Bay Entrance) 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 December sea temperatures

  • Max: 22.8°C / 73°F
  • Avg: 21.2°C / 70.2°F
  • Min: 19.6°C / 67.3°F
Sanibel average sea temperature chart

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

Map showing location of Sanibel (26.448970, -82.022310)

Locations nearby

Variations

Whilst sea temperatures for Sanibel 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.

Alternate names for Sanibel

Sanibel average sea temperature chart