Any town with “Ocean” in the name has already given slight clues to its climate. Probably warm during the day (at least in the summer) with a cool ocean breeze in the evening. Talking about Ocean City is like giving the very definition of beach weather.

The hot season in Ocean City is summer. The streets and hotels are jammed with tourists looking for a little getaway at the sea. The weather is perfect for spending some time at the ocean. It’s not blazing hot here – summer averages are about 84. But that’s part of what makes it inviting. You won’t scorch in the sun. If it’s humid, though, you’ll surely need a dip in the water. It might be only 85, but it will feel like a whole lot more.

In the May/June time frame, it is popular for high school and college students to pay a visit to Ocean City.  Graduating seniors in the DelMarVa peninsula (Delaware, Maryland and Virginia) will spend a week (known as "Senior Week") at the beach.  This makes for an especially busy time with more of a partying type of atmosphere.  More mature visitors may not find that time as appealing to visit, since the newly independant teens can make for noisy neighbors in the various hotels. 

Be aware that it’s not uncommon for thunderstorms to come ashore even in the middle of summer. But they shouldn’t ruin your fun – consider it a “cleaning out” and what’s left will be nice ocean air.

Winters are chilly here. Average daily highs are about 41, so bring a coat, but do enjoy the quiet of the beaches and roar of the ocean. There’s something magical about the oceanside at winter… be sure to enjoy that in Ocean City. In the spring and summer – both seasons enjoy temperatures that average in the mid-60s. Perfect for the myriad of activities offered in Ocean City in those seasons.