Smith Mountain Lake Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

21.4°C / 70.5°F

The water will feel tepid. Swimming will be tolerable without a wetsuit, although it will take a little getting used to. If you intend to stay in the water for a while a 3/2mm wetsuit will be ideal.

Current weather

15°C / 60°F
(overcast clouds)
Partly cloudy
Wind
2 mph
Humidity
97%

The measurements for the water temperature in Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia 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.

Water temp by month

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly Smith Mountain Lake water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Smith Mountain Lake average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Smith Mountain Lake
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 7.4 7.5 7.4 9.2 12.1 19.2 24.2 25.2 23 17.6 13.6 8.6
Max °C 10.6 9.4 9.8 14.4 19.8 25.1 27.6 27.4 25.9 23.8 18.2 14.2
Min °F 46.6 46.2 46.3 50.6 56.8 68.9 76.9 78.2 74.5 66.2 58.3 49.7
Max °F 49.8 48.1 48.7 55.8 64.5 74.8 80.3 80.4 77.4 72.4 62.9 55.3

The warmest water temperature is in August with an average around 79.3°F / 26.3°C. The coldest month is February with an average water temperature of 47.1°F / 8.4°C.


7 day tide forecast for Smith Mountain Lake

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  • High 1:50am
    (1m)
  • Low 9:00am
    (0.2m)
  • High 2:14pm
    (0.88m)
  • Low 8:54pm
    (0.18m)
  • High 2:32am
    (1.03m)
  • Low 9:51am
    (0.17m)
  • High 2:59pm
    (0.88m)
  • Low 9:35pm
    (0.17m)
  • High 3:10am
    (1.05m)
  • Low 10:38am
    (0.15m)
  • High 3:42pm
    (0.88m)
  • Low 10:16pm
    (0.17m)
  • High 3:45am
    (1.06m)
  • Low 11:24am
    (0.13m)
  • High 4:23pm
    (0.88m)
  • Low 10:57pm
    (0.18m)
  • High 4:18am
    (1.08m)
  • Low 12:07pm
    (0.12m)
  • High 5:02pm
    (0.88m)
  • Low 11:39pm
    (0.18m)
  • High 4:53am
    (1.09m)
  • Low 12:50pm
    (0.12m)
  • High 5:40pm
    (0.88m)
  • Low 12:23am
    (0.18m)
  • High 5:32am
    (1.09m)
  • Low 1:33pm
    (0.12m)
  • High 6:19pm
    (0.89m)
7 day tide times for Smith Mountain Lake

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