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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Hurghada, Egypt

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

Hurghada is a beach in Egypt. The water temperature around Hurghada varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 22.3°C (72.1°F) in March up to 28.7°C (83.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 25°C (77°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Hurghada 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 Hurghada?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Hurghada is approximately:
24°C (75°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are located in proximity to Hurghada. The next good one is Ziqim Beach, which is 303.7km (188.6miles) away from Hurghada. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Ziqim Beach and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try DromiAshdod, which is approximately 316.9km (196.9miles) away from Hurghada. Another fun surfspot is DromiAshdod, located 316.9km (196.9miles) from Hurghada.

Are there any other nice beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches close to Hurghada. The next good one is Sharm el-Sheikh, which is 55.4km (34.4miles) away from Hurghada. Another good beach near Hurghada is Dahab, which is 96.4km (59.9miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Hurghada?

The water temperature at Hurghada 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 needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Hurghada. However, during early spring, temperatures cool down to roughly 22°C (72°F). In this season, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Hurghada?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 22 to 27°C (72-81°F) during spring. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Hurghada: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Hurghada...

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