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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Fajara, Gambia

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

Fajara is a beach in Gambia. The water temperature around Fajara changes dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 18.8°C (65.9°F) in March up to 30.1°C (86.2°F) in the month of October, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (75°F) and the best time for water activities is , since Fajara 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 Fajara?

The current water temperature in the month of November at Fajara is approximately:
24°C (74°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are in close proximity to Fajara. A spot, which is not too far away, is Baobab, which is almost 73.6km (45.7miles) away from Fajara. Click here for more information on Baobab and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try Petites Mamelles, which is approximately 102.2km (63.5miles) away from Fajara. Another fun surfspot is Petites Mamelles, located 102.2km (63.5miles) from Fajara.

Are there any other beaches near by?

Yes, there are several beaches in proximity to Fajara. The closest one is Bakau, which is only 1.9km (1.2miles) away from Fajara. Another beach near Fajara is Kololi, which is roughly 1.9km (1.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Fajara?

The water temperature at Fajara is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of . During this time, in the , a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures reach lows of roughly 19°C (66°F). In this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, 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 recommended to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Fajara?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 19 to 24°C (66-75°F) during spring. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during when sea temperatures reach 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Fajara: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Fajara...

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