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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near El Jem, Tunisia

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

El Jem is a coastal city in Tunisia. It is a fairly dense town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 20029 people. The water temperature around El Jem has significant variability year round. The temperature ranges from 15.1°C (59.2°F) in February up to 27.1°C (80.8°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (68°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since El Jem 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 El Jem?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters around El Jem is ca:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to El Jem. A good spot nearby is Gozo-Ramla Bay, which is 206.1km (128miles) away from El Jem. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Gozo-Ramla Bay and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try Mellieha bay, which is ca 208.5km (129.5miles) away from El Jem. Another good surfspot is Mellieha bay, located roughly 208.5km (129.5miles) from El Jem.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

Not many beaches are in close proximity to El Jem. A beach, which is not too far away, is Sounine, which is 134.7km (83.7miles) away from El Jem. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Xlendi, which is roughly 202.1km (125.5miles) away from El Jem.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for El Jem?

The sea temperature around El Jem is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (81°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a rashguard or light top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures drop down to roughly 15°C (59°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near El Jem?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during August, September, and October when temperatures go up to 22 to 27°C (72-81°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to El Jem: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about El Jem...

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