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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Al Matariyah, Egypt

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Al Matariyah...

Al Matariyah is a coastal city in Egypt. It is a rather medium-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 99357 people. The water temperature around Al Matariyah has a large variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 15.7°C (60.3°F) in February up to 28.9°C (84.1°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (73°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Al Matariyah is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Al Matariyah?

The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters around Al Matariyah is ca:
28°C (83°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are in close proximity to Al Matariyah. The closest decent spot is Ziqim Beach, which is almost 148.6km (92.3miles) away from Al Matariyah. Click here for more information on Ziqim Beach and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try DromiAshdod, which is roughly 158.2km (98.2miles) away from Al Matariyah. Another surfspot is DromiAshdod, located roughly 158.2km (98.2miles) from Al Matariyah.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

Not many beaches are close to Al Matariyah. A good beach nearby is Gamasa, which is almost 34.2km (21.2miles) away from Al Matariyah. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Maamoura Beach, roughly 118.3km (73.5miles) away from Al Matariyah.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Al Matariyah?

The sea temperature around Al Matariyah is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (84°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a wetsuit is normaly not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 16°C (60°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Al Matariyah?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (60-69°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during summer when water temperatures reach 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Al Matariyah: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Al Matariyah...

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