Gulf of Mexico Water Temperatures

Gulf of Mexico At-a-glance Water Temperatures

Here are several current sea water temperatures from around the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. You have found what we hope is easiest way to quickly see Gulf of Mexico water temperatures.


The current water temperature from the Gulf of Mexico near Orange Beach, Alabama is 60°F as of Thursday, January 21 at 5:01 AM CST.


The current water temperature from the Gulf of Mexico near Panama City Beach, Florida is 58.3°F as of Thursday, January 21 at 5:24 AM CST.


The current water temperature from the Pensacola Bay near Pensacola, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico is 55°F as of Thursday, January 21 at 5:04 AM CST.

Gulf of Mexico Water Temperature Detail Pages

See Current as well as Historic 7 Day & 30 Day Gulf of Mexico water temperatures from each location below. These water temperatures are updated each hour from public sources, mainly the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC), which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a service of the U.S. government.


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Gulf of Mexico Water Temp Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How warm does the gulf of Mexico water temperature get?
A: Water temps in the Gulf warm to over 90° in many areas during the summer months.

Q: How cold does the Gulf of Mexico get?
A: It is not uncommon for water temperatures to be in the low 60°F range nearshore in the Upper Gulf. This typically occurs in January and February before warming back up rather quickly.

Q: What water temperature is good for swimming in the Gulf
A: Most humans would prefer water temperatures to be above 75°F in the Gulf of Mexico before going swimming.

Q: What is the water temp right now in the Gulf of Mexico?
A: The current water temperature from the Gulf of Mexico near Orange Beach, Alabama is 60°F as of Thursday, January 21 at 5:01 AM CST.