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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Douala, Cameroon

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

Douala is a coastal city in Cameroon. It is a fairly large town close to the water with a population of 1338082 people. The water temperature around Douala has low variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 25.9°C (78.6°F) in August up to 29.1°C (84.4°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Douala 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 Douala?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Douala is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Douala?

Not many surf spots are located in proximity to Douala. A spot that might be worth checking out is Ovahimba Point, which is 1590.8km (988.1miles) away from Douala. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Ovahimba Point and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Pebbles, which is ca 1869.1km (1160.9miles) away from Douala. Another surfspot is Pebbles, located roughly 1869.1km (1160.9miles) from Douala.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are located near to Douala. A beach that might be worth checking out is Kribi Beach, which is almost 78.2km (48.6miles) away from Douala. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Port Harcourt Tourist Beach, roughly 189.9km (118miles) away from Douala.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Douala?

The average sea temperature around Douala is extremely warm, around 28°C (82°F), with no significant changes during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. Hence, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Douala. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for sun protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Douala can be particularly intense.

How is the diving and fishing close to Douala?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions change very little during the year. The waters around Douala are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish can often be found in waters with these temperatures: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Douala: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Douala...

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