Old Orchard Beach Water Temperature

7 miles of sand on Saco Bay on the Atlantic Ocean make Old Orchard Beach one of the most popular destinations in Maine.


An excellent family summer holiday choice, local attractions include the popular Palace Playland Park on the beach, weekly concerts and fireworks, spectacular scenery and more.
Old Orchard Beach is a village close to atlantic ocean. August is the month with the warmest water temperature at 64.2°F / 17.9°C. The coolest month is March with an avg. water temperature of 37.8°F / 3.2°C. October is the sunniest at 0in / 1.2mm and December the wettest month with 1.8in / 45.3mm. The average air temperature is around 70°F / 21.1°C, July is the hottest month in a year. January is the coolest with 25.3°F / -3.7°C average air temperature. Warm-summer humid continental climate would be the climate here. June, July, August, September would be the best time to visit.

Old Orchard Beach Summary

Description Value
Current water temperature 42.8 °F / 6 °C
Warmest Month Water Temperature: August with 64.2°F / 17.9°C
Coldest Month Water Temperature: March with 37.8°F / 3.2°C
Warmest Month Air Temperature: July with 70°F / 21.1°C
Coldest Month Air Temperature: January with 25.3°F / -3.7°C
Wettest Month: December with 1.8in / 45.3mm
Driest Month: October with 0in / 1.2mm
Highest Humidity June with 77.4%
Lowest Humidity February with 69.1%
Best Time to Visit: June, July, August, September
Climate Classification Warm-summer humid continental climate

Old Orchard Beach water temperature by month

atlantic ocean water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°F)

ø. Water

Temperature (°F)

Min. Water

Temperature (°F)

January

43.2 41.4 39.6

February

39.6 38.7 37.9

March

38.8 37.9 37.6

April

44.2 41.2 38.8

May

51.8 47.7 44.4

June

59.4 55.4 51.8

July

64.2 62.1 58.6

August

64.8 64 62.6

September

63.1 60.6 58.1

October

57.9 54.5 51.1

November

51.1 49.1 47.1

December

47.1 45.1 43.2

atlantic ocean water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°C)

ø. Water

Temperature (°C)

Min. Water

Temperature (°C)

January

6.2 5.2 4.2

February

4.2 3.7 3.3

March

3.8 3.3 3.1

April

6.8 5.1 3.8

May

11 8.7 6.9

June

15.2 13 11

July

17.9 16.7 14.8

August

18.2 17.8 17

September

17.3 15.9 14.5

October

14.4 12.5 10.6

November

10.6 9.5 8.4

December

8.4 7.3 6.2


August is the month with the highest water temperature at 64.2°F / 17.9°C. The month with the lowest is March with an average water temperature of 37.8°F / 3.2°C.

Surfing is allowed at Old Orchard Beach and you can rent equipment from several local outlets. However, surfing is not permitted on the beach from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. during the summer as the beach is a busy swimming area. Water temperatures range from 46.5F in May to 54.5F in June, then peak at 63.7F in August. Swimming is enjoyable right through till October when water temperatures can still be as high as 49.4F. Surfers may need a light or short suit in the early mornings during summer.

Varying seasonal temperatures with a March low of 38F will require thicker sealed suits, and possibly other equipment depending on daily conditions. Always surf with friends, the Atlantic swells can be unpredictable at certain times of the year.


Old Orchard Beach weather today & 14-day weather forecast

Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Jan. 15
Scattered clouds
38 °F
32°F
4 °C
-0°C
2mph (3km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
20 %
76%
Jan. 16
Heavy rain
44 °F
37°F
7 °C
3°C
5mph (9km/h)
east-southeast
1in (29mm)
95 %
97%
Jan. 17
Mix snow/rain
40 °F
35°F
5 °C
1°C
4mph (7km/h)
southwest
0in (0mm)
35 %
73%
Jan. 18
Broken clouds
39 °F
28°F
4 °C
-2°C
3mph (5km/h)
west
0in (0mm)
20 %
67%
Jan. 19
Scattered clouds
35 °F
26°F
1 °C
-3°C
2mph (4km/h)
west
0in (0mm)
0 %
54%
Jan. 20
Mix snow/rain
24 °F
13°F
-5 °C
-11°C
3mph (4km/h)
west-northwest
0in (0mm)
20 %
57%
Jan. 21
Overcast clouds
35 °F
12°F
2 °C
-11°C
1mph (2km/h)
west-southwest
0in (0mm)
20 %
51%
Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Jan. 22
Broken clouds
22 °F
19°F
-6 °C
-8°C
2mph (4km/h)
west
0in (0mm)
0 %
63%
Jan. 23
Scattered clouds
25 °F
10°F
-4 °C
-12°C
3mph (5km/h)
west-northwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
40%
Jan. 24
Few clouds
28 °F
12°F
-2 °C
-11°C
2mph (4km/h)
west
0in (0mm)
0 %
31%
Jan. 25
Scattered clouds
25 °F
17°F
-4 °C
-8°C
3mph (5km/h)
west
0in (0mm)
0 %
25%
Jan. 26
Few clouds
26 °F
13°F
-3 °C
-10°C
2mph (3km/h)
northwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
43%
Jan. 27
Light snow
27 °F
14°F
-3 °C
-10°C
2mph (4km/h)
northwest
0in (1mm)
70 %
61%
Jan. 28
Few clouds
25 °F
14°F
-4 °C
-10°C
1mph (2km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
51%
Jan. 29
Clear Sky
26 °F
15°F
-3 °C
-10°C
2mph (3km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
53%
Jan. 30
Few clouds
27 °F
17°F
-3 °C
-9°C
2mph (4km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
59%

Old Orchard Beach weather by month / climate table

Max.

Temperature

°F

ø.

Temperature

°F

Min.

Temperature

(°F)

Precip.

(in)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

36.9 25.3 14 1.4 1 70.7%

February

36.5 27 16.5 0.9 0 69.1%

March

45.9 33.4 22.5 0.2 0 69.6%

April

55.6 43.5 32.9 0.8 3 69.6%

May

67.1 53.2 42.3 0.8 1 74.7%

June

75.2 62.8 52.3 0.2 0 77.4%

July

78.3 70 63.1 0.2 1 76.7%

August

77.4 69.4 62.4 0.6 0 77.2%

September

74.1 63.5 55.6 0.2 0 77.1%

October

63 52.2 41.7 0 0 74.7%

November

55.4 42.4 33.3 0.2 0 73%

December

43.7 33.1 24.1 1.8 0 71.5%

Max.

Temperature

°C

ø.

Temperature

°C

Min.

Temperature

(°C)

Precip.

(mm)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

2.7 -3.7 -10 34.6 1 70.7%

February

2.5 -2.8 -8.6 23.7 0 69.1%

March

7.7 0.8 -5.3 6.3 0 69.6%

April

13.1 6.4 0.5 20.4 3 69.6%

May

19.5 11.8 5.7 20.6 1 74.7%

June

24 17.1 11.3 6 0 77.4%

July

25.7 21.1 17.3 4 1 76.7%

August

25.2 20.8 16.9 15.6 0 77.2%

September

23.4 17.5 13.1 5.4 0 77.1%

October

17.2 11.2 5.4 1.2 0 74.7%

November

13 5.8 0.7 4.5 0 73%

December

6.5 0.6 -4.4 45.3 0 71.5%
October is the driest at 0in / 1.2mm and December the wettest month with 1.8in / 45.3mm. With an average temperature of 70°F / 21.1°C, July is the warmest month in a year. January is the coldest with 25.3°F / -3.7°C average temperature.

Best Time to Visit Old Orchard Beach

Old Orchard Beach enjoys a semi sheltered location on Saco Bay making it the perfect choice for warm, sunny vacations. 10 minutes drive from Maine’s largest city, Portland and 90 minutes drive from Boston, Old Orchard beach is easy to reach for international travelers.

May till October are the most popular times for visiting, with temperatures above 70F from May onwards, peaking at 79F in August. Cooling Atlantic breezes ensure that it’s always pleasant on the beach, with swimming and playing in the sand ideal pastimes for those with young families.

The 500 foot wooden pier lined with souvenir shops, food stands and a nightclub appeals to all tastes and ages.

Activities around Old Orchard Beach

Catch a ball game at the recently renovated Old Orchard Beach Ballpark, or enjoy a round of golf on a world class course. Try sea fishing, bird watching or whale watching with one of the many excursions and boat trips available locally throughout the year.

Activities & POI in Old Orchard Beach

Type of Activity List
Beach Back Shore, Fortunes Rocks Beach, Western Beach, Camp Ellis Reach, Old Orchard Beach, Surfside Beach, Freddy Beach, Ferry Beach, Scarborough Beach, Higgins Beach, Hills Beach
Attraction The Saco Drive In, Biddeford Arena
Golf Course Abenakee Golf Club, Prouts Neck Country Club, Willowdale Golf Club, Dunegrass, Maintenance Building
Caravan Site Wild Acres, Hid'n Pines Family Campground, Paradise Park Resort, Powder Horn Family Camping Resort, Saco/Old Orchard Beach KOA, Silver Springs Campground and Cottages

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