Weather and Climate
The coastal region of Georgia has a relatively moderate climate. Average temperatures of the islands are slightly lower than on the mainland. Sea breezes offer relief from intense summer heat. Daily maximum temperatures in July and August (the warmest months) are usually in the 80s and low 90s. The islands are the only part of the state south of Atlanta that has mean daily maximum temperatures below 90°F in July and August (Carter 1967).
Winters are relatively mild and short. The average minimum temperature for December and January (the coldest months) is about 43°F. On the average, there are 305 freeze-free days at Brunswick and 267 at Savannah (Carter 1967).
For year-round monthly averages, record temperatures, and rainfall statistics, please see the historical weather data for our area.
Marine and Tidal Information
Boating, fishing and water activities are a major part of the Tybee lifestyle. But to enjoy your time on Tybee Island to the fullest, it's a good idea to check the weather and tides for the area as you plan your activities.
Current marine weather forecasts are always available from the NOAA weather station at Fort Pulaski for the Tybee Island area.
You will also want to keep an eye on low and high tide times, not only to plan for best fishing times, but to avoid getting stranded! The NOAA's Tidal Prediction Center is a good source for obtaining tide heights and times for Tybee Island and the surrounding waters before you come. Once on the island, you can get more current tide predictions from the local newspapers.