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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ar Rayyan, Qatar

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Ar Rayyan...

Ar Rayyan is a coastal city in Qatar. It is a quite mid-size city close to the water with a population of 272465 people. The water temperature around Ar Rayyan changes dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 20.6°C (69.2°F) in March up to 31.6°C (88.8°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 26°C (79°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Ar Rayyan 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 Ar Rayyan?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Ar Rayyan is about:
21°C (69°F)

Are there surf spots near Ar Rayyan?

Not too many surf spots are located in proximity to Ar Rayyan. A spot that might be worth checking out is Dubai Wave Pool, which is almost 235.7km (146.4miles) away from Ar Rayyan. Click here for more information on Dubai Wave Pool and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing Jumeirah Beach Dubai, which is 236km (146.6miles) away from Ar Rayyan. Another good surfspot is Jumeirah Beach Dubai, located approximately 236km (146.6miles) from Ar Rayyan.

Are there beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches close to Ar Rayyan. A beach that might be worth checking out is Umm Bab, which is only 39.4km (24.5miles) away from Ar Rayyan. Another beautiful beach near Ar Rayyan is Hawar Island, roughly 48.2km (29.9miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Ar Rayyan?

The water temperature around Ar Rayyan is extremely warm, reaching up to 32°C (89°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a wetsuit is typically not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures cool down to 21°C (69°F). During this season, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Ar Rayyan?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 21 to 26°C (69-78°F) during spring. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during fall when temperatures go up to 27 to 32°C (80-89°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Ar Rayyan: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ar Rayyan...

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