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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near El Mina, Lebanon

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

El Mina is a beach in Lebanon. The water temperature around El Mina changes significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 16.9°C (62.4°F) in February up to 28.6°C (83.5°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (73°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since El Mina 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 at El Mina?

The current water temperature in the month of May at El Mina is about:
21°C (70°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to El Mina. The nearest one is Sandy Beach-Chekka, which is 3.4km (5.5miles) away from El Mina. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Sandy Beach-Chekka and its water temperature. Other surfspots near El Mina are Batroun, which is approximately 8.9km (5.5miles) away, and Tam tam, located ca 16.9km (10.5miles) from El Mina.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few other gorgeous beaches in close proximity to El Mina. The closest one is Byblos Beach, which is just 16.3km (10.1miles) away from El Mina. Another beach near El Mina is Tabarja Beach, which is 22.8km (14.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for El Mina?

The water temperature at El Mina is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (84°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is typically not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at El Mina. Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures cool down to nearly 17°C (62°F). In this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some people 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 close to El Mina?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. 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. However, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to El Mina: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about El Mina...

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