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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Alboran Channel

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Alboran Channel...

Alboran Channel is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Alboran Channel has moderate variability year round. The temperature ranges from 14.8°C (58.7°F) in March up to 23.5°C (74.3°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Alboran Channel 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 Alboran Channel?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Alboran Channel is about:
17°C (63°F)

Are there surf spots near Alboran Channel?

There are not too many surf spots close to Alboran Channel. A good spot nearby is The chucha, which is roughly 49.1km (37miles) away from Alboran Channel. Click here for directions and to check out more information on The chucha and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Alboran Channel are Molino de papel, which is roughly 59.6km (37miles) away, and El chanquete, located roughly 77.1km (47.9miles) from Alboran Channel.

Are there beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches close to Alboran Channel. The next good one is Valdés, which is only 74.6km (46.3miles) away from Alboran Channel. Another nice beach near Alboran Channel is Saïdia, ca 86.5km (53.7miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Alboran Channel?

The water temperature at Alboran Channel is warm, reaching up to 24°C (74°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a light wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok without a rashguard or thin top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 15°C (59°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Alboran Channel?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during February, March, and April. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures reach 19 to 24°C (65-74°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Alboran Channel: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Alboran Channel...

Do you know what the the city Rost in Norway, the city Gapuk in Indonesia, and the city Singapore in Singapore have in common with Alboran Channel? Click on the links to find out...