Memorial Day Weather for Your Beach Getaway

By Vickie Frantz, Staff Writer
5/26/2011 4:44:10 PM

Looking to spend some time at the beach this Memorial Day? Find out if nice weather is in the forecast.

Photograph of a do not swim sign is courtesy of Patrick Strattner/Corbis.

Southern New Jersey

Beaches along the southern New Jersey coast will be warm with a high temperature around 80 F, according to Meteorologist Andy Mussoline.

Sun and clouds will dominate the day. Water temperatures near Atlantic City, N.J. are 60.7 F as of May 26, 2012.

Ocean City, Md.

"Sun and clouds will dominate the day in Ocean City," said Mussoline. The high temperature will be about 80 F.

Water temperatures are currently a cool 65.5 F.

Outer Banks, N.C.

"There will be sun and clouds with spotty thunderstorms throughout the day," Mussoline said.

The high temperature will be about 80 F. The water temperature for the Outer Banks was not available, but nearby at Duck, the water temperature was reported to be 68.5 F.

Myrtle Beach, S.C., Tybee Island, Ga., Daytona Beach, Fla.

Mussoline said, "The beaches from Myrtle Beach, S.C., to Tybee Island, Ga., down to Daytona Beach, Fla., will have limited sunshine and heavy thundershowers as effects of Subtropical Storm Beryl linger into Monday."

It will be warm and humid with temperatures in the mid-80s. The water temperatures in the area of the Carolinas is in the upper 70s.

Farther south, Daytona Beach reported a water temperature of 80.6 F.

"Winds will persists with the remnants of Beryl and the risk of strong rip currents will remain," said Mussoline.

Use caution before going into the water. Check for local beach warnings.

Clearwater Beach, Fla.

"Spotty thunderstorms and a high temperature in the upper 80s will keep it from being a good beach day in Clearwater," said Mussoline.

Water temperatures in the Clearwater area are currently in the low 80s.

Gulf Port, Miss.

"On Monday, it will be warm and humid with a high temperature of 92 F, " Mussoline stated.

Currently, the water temperature is in the low 80s.

South Padre Island, Texas

"The day will be mostly sunny, warm and breezy with a high temperature of 87 F," said Mussoline.

The water temperature is currently in the low 80s.

Southern California Beaches

"Memorial Day for the beaches of Southern California will start with patchy low clouds that give way later to afternoon sun," Mussoline said.

The high temperature will be in the low 70s. Currently the water temperatures near Southern California are in the low to mid-60s.

Santa Cruz, Calif.

Mussoline said, "Monday will be mostly sunny but cool with the temperature for Santa Cruz in the upper 60s."

Water temperatures are only in the lower 50s.