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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Barka, Oman

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

Barka is a coastal city in Oman. It is a quite mid-size city close to the ocean with a population of 81647 people. The water temperature around Barka varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 23.2°C (73.8°F) in January up to 31.8°C (89.2°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Barka 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 Barka?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Barka is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are in close proximity to Barka. The next good one is Fujairah Port, which is more than 137.9km (85.7miles) away from Barka. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Fujairah Port and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Russian Beach, which is roughly 195.2km (121.2miles) away from Barka. Another surfspot is Russian Beach, located 195.2km (121.2miles) from Barka.

Are there beaches near by?

Not many beaches are close to Barka. A good beach nearby is Jiwani Bay, which is more than 259.2km (161miles) away from Barka. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Gwadar West Beach, 277.7km (172.5miles) away from Barka.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Barka?

The sea temperature around Barka is extremely warm, reaching up to 32°C (89°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 scuba diving around Barka. However, during winter, temperatures reach lows of approximately 23°C (74°F). During these months, a 1mm wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Barka?

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 23 to 28°C (74-83°F) during winter. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when water temperatures reach 27 to 32°C (80-89°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Barka: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Barka...

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