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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Benghazi, Libya

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

Benghazi is a coastal city in Libya. It is a comparatively huge city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 650629 people. The water temperature around Benghazi varies dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 16.8°C (62.2°F) in February up to 26.8°C (80.3°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 21°C (70°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Benghazi 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 Benghazi?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters near Benghazi is about:
21°C (70°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are close to Benghazi. A good spot nearby is Off The Wall, which is 134.6km (83.6miles) away from Benghazi. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Off The Wall and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Preveli, which is approximately 325.3km (202.1miles) away from Benghazi. Another surfspot is Preveli, located roughly 325.3km (202.1miles) from Benghazi.

Are there beautiful beaches in close proximity to Benghazi?

No, not many beaches are located in close proximity to Benghazi. A beach, which is not too far away, is Gytheio, which is more than 349.5km (217.1miles) away from Benghazi. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Zacharo, roughly 381km (236.6miles) away from Benghazi.

What wetsuit is needed for Benghazi?

The water temperature around Benghazi is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (80°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or thin top might be required for sensitive people, but most people will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Benghazi. However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures reach lows of roughly 17°C (62°F). In this season, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Benghazi?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F) during winter. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 22 to 27°C (71-80°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Benghazi: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Benghazi...

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