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Florida Keys, United States
Florida Keys, United States | © The Old Dude

Current water temperature in the Gulf of Mexico. Historical and statistical data. Forecast of changes in water temperature in the Gulf of Mexico.

Current water temperature in Gulf of Mexico

#minimal
54°F
#average
66°F
#maximum
80°F

At the moment the water temperature on the beaches in Gulf of Mexico is very different. There are frankly cold places, there are cool enough, and there are locations with warm and comfortable water.

Gulf of Mexico: countries

We track and show sea surface temperature in the following countries and regions related to this sea:

Gulf of Mexico: water temperature data

Bathing comfort is also affected by air temperature, wind or precipitation. All this data you can see on the page of each location. To do this, you can use the search or view all locations in a region, country, state or coastline of a particular part of Earth.

Varadero, Cuba
Varadero, Cuba | © Арам Петросян

The warmest water in Gulf of Mexico was recorded today in Cabanas. The water temperature in this location is 80°F. And the coldest in Anahuac, its value 54°F.

The water temperature in Gulf of Mexico has risen both over the past week and over the month. The general trend can be seen on the graph. It shows the change in the average water temperature, calculated at all points in Gulf of Mexico over the past two months.

Indicators of changes in water temperature values throughout the year are important. For the two most popular swimming location in Gulf of Mexico, the annual schedules look like this:

Gulf of Mexico: general information

Laguna Beach, United States
Laguna Beach, United States | © Emily Phillips

The Gulf of Mexico is the inland sea of ​​the western Atlantic Ocean. Bounded from the northwest, north and east by the US coast (states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas), in the south and southwest by the coast of Mexico (states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan), as well as the island of Cuba ...

The coastline is extremely meandering, subject to constant changes, especially after the hurricane season. The shores are mostly gentle, in places very swampy (Everglades swamps). Sand spits, shoals, banks, small and large islands (Galveston Island, Dauphin Island, etc.) stretch along the coast. At the same time, there is a gradual shallowing of the northern part of the bay due to the alluvial activity of the rivers flowing from the northern side (primarily the Mississippi River). Despite the shallowing, the area of ​​the mirror tends to increase, mainly due to the erosion of beaches and small islands (the almost extinct Chandelier Islands) near Louisiana. In the northern part of the bay, there are many smaller bays, bays and harbors (Mobile Bay, etc.), as well as lagoons and estuaries (Ponchantren, Born, Morepa in Louisiana).

Below is information about the current water temperature, the current trend of its change, information about the weather in selected locations in Gulf of Mexico.

CityWaterAir
Saint Pete Beach66°F58°F
Tampa Bay66°F58°F
Sarasota67°F58°F
Fort Myers Beach68°F62°F
Gulf Shores61°F46°F
Key West74°F71°F
Clearwater65°F58°F
Varadero77°F73°F
Siesta Key67°F58°F
Galveston55°F52°F
Sanibel69°F62°F
Destin65°F47°F
Venice Beach68°F60°F
Naples69°F64°F
Madeira Beach65°F58°F

Neighboring seas, rivers, lakes

Anclote, United States
Anclote, United States | © Nik Panos

Find out the temperature of sea water in more than 12000 cities and resorts around the world. Water surface temperature values are available in real time. There is a forecast of water temperature changes for the next few days, as well as historical data of sea surface temperature are available for all days of the last years.

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