Average Ocean Water Temperatures at Pensacola

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The table below lists typical water temperatures for each month of the year in the ocean off Pensacola in Florida.

The temperatures, given in both degrees Fahrenheit and degrees Celsius, are long-term averages.

The water reaches its warmest point of the year in August when the temperature averages 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius).

The coolest month is January, when the temperature usually drops to around 56 °F (13 °C).

The water at Pensacola remains a comfortable swimming temperature, typically above 70 °F (21 °C), from April to October.

Pensacola's average seawater temperature
Period °F °C
January 56 13
February 58 14
March 63 17
April 71 22
May 78 26
June 84 29
July 85 29
August 86 30
September 82 28
October 74 23
November 65 18
December 58 14
Annual Average 72 22
Reference

National Oceanographic Data Center. NODC Coastal Water Temperature Guide (CWTG).

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