The best times to visit Ocean City for ideal weather are
April 30th to June 24th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Ocean City Travel Guide
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Weather in Ocean City
Average temperatures in Ocean City vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 19th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Ocean City, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 89.8°F (32.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.7°F (19.8°C) at night.
Ocean City Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Ocean City Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Ocean City Perceived Temperature (F)
Ocean City Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Ocean City Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ocean City are September, November, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early May. For example, on the week of April 30th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late February and early March with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.
When can you find snow in Ocean City? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to late December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Ocean City is often around around March 12th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Ocean City.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ocean City (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Ocean City has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (50.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (67.2%).
Wind in Ocean City is usually moderate. The windiest month is February, followed by April and March. February’s average wind speed of around 8.8 knots (10.1 MPH or 16.3 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 17.5 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Ocean City.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||7.7||Gentle breeze||15||Significant breeze|
|Feb||8.8||Gentle breeze||16.6||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.5||Gentle breeze||15.9||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.6||Gentle breeze||16.1||Significant breeze|
|May||7.2||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.4||Light breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.5||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.9||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.8||Light breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.5||Gentle breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Ocean City?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Ocean City, NJ, US is July, followed by September and August. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Ocean City in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Ocean City Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 82.7°F (28.2°C) and 48°F (8.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Ocean City, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 85°F (29.4°C) and 55°F (12.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Ocean City to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 52.2°F (11.2°C) and 40.9°F (4.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.