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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near El Carmen, Peru

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about El Carmen...

El Carmen is a coastal city in Peru. The water temperature around El Carmen varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 16.7°C (62.1°F) in August up to 21.8°C (71.3°F) in the month of January, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (66°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since El Carmen is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near El Carmen?

The current water temperature in the month of July near El Carmen is approximately:
19°C (67°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to El Carmen. A spot that might be worth checking out is Pepinos, which is about 33.4km (26.9miles) away from El Carmen. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Pepinos and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near El Carmen are Cerro Azul, which is ca 43.3km (26.9miles) away, and Asia-Palmas, located 62km (38.5miles) from El Carmen.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in close proximity to El Carmen. One beach, which is not too far away, is Santa María del Mar, which is just 88.7km (55.1miles) away from El Carmen. Another good beach near El Carmen is Punta Hermosa, which is approximately 95.4km (59.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for El Carmen?

The water temperature around El Carmen is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around El Carmen. Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, sea temperatures come down to 17°C (62°F). During this time, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to El Carmen?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F) during July, August, and September. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during winter when temperatures reach 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to El Carmen: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about El Carmen...

Do you know what the the city Okiot in the Philippines, the city Otllak in the Albania, and the city Tamorong in the Philippines have in common with El Carmen? Click on the links to find out...