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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Assab, Eritrea

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Assab...

Assab is a coastal city in Eritrea. It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 21300 people. The water temperature around Assab has average variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 25.3°C (77.5°F) in February up to 31.3°C (88.4°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (83°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Assab 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 Assab?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters near Assab is about:
31°C (88°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are in close proximity to Assab. The closest decent spot is Dubai Wave Pool, which is more than 1144.2km (710.7miles) away from Assab. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Dubai Wave Pool and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Jumeirah Beach Dubai, which is roughly 1144.8km (711.1miles) away from Assab. Another good surfspot is Jumeirah Beach Dubai, located roughly 1144.8km (711.1miles) from Assab.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are close to Assab. The closest decent one is Al-Jazira, which is more than 781km (485.1miles) away from Assab. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Umm Bab, which is roughly 982.2km (610.1miles) away from Assab.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Assab?

The water temperature around Assab is extremely warm, reaching up to 31°C (88°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is normaly not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Assab. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to nearly 25°C (77°F). During this season, a rashguard or 1mm wetsuit top might be required for sensitive people, but most people will be fine without a wetsuit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a rashguard or thin top.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Assab?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 25 to 30°C (77-86°F) during January, February, and March. Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures reach 26 to 31°C (79-88°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Assab: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Assab...

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