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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Az Zawiyah, Libya

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Az Zawiyah...

Az Zawiyah is a coastal city in Libya. It is a rather medium-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 200000 people. The water temperature around Az Zawiyah changes extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 13.8°C (56.9°F) in February up to 28.5°C (83.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 21°C (69°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Az Zawiyah 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 Az Zawiyah?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters around Az Zawiyah is ca:
16°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are in close proximity to Az Zawiyah. A spot, which is not too far away, is Golden bay, which is 237.4km (147.5miles) away from Az Zawiyah. Click here for more information on Golden bay and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing Gozo-Ramla Bay, which is roughly 244.3km (151.7miles) away from Az Zawiyah. Another good surfspot is Gozo-Ramla Bay, located roughly 244.3km (151.7miles) from Az Zawiyah.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

Not many beaches are in close proximity to Az Zawiyah. One that might be worth checking out is Pretty Bay, which is almost 234.8km (145.8miles) away from Az Zawiyah. If you have some extra time, you can also visit St Georges Bay, which is roughly 235.3km (146.1miles) away from Az Zawiyah.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Az Zawiyah?

The sea temperature around Az Zawiyah is extremely warm, reaching up to 28°C (83°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures drop down to roughly 14°C (57°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Az Zawiyah?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures reach 23 to 28°C (74-83°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Az Zawiyah: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Az Zawiyah...

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