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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 coastal city in Egypt. It is a relatively average coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 95622 people. The water temperature around Hurghada changes slightly year round. 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 near Hurghada?

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

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Hurghada. A spot, which is not too far away, is Ziqim Beach, which is almost 303.7km (188.6miles) away from Hurghada. Click here to check out more information on Ziqim Beach and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try DromiAshdod, which is approximately 317km (196.9miles) away from Hurghada. Another fun surfspot is DromiAshdod, located roughly 317km (196.9miles) from Hurghada.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches in proximity to Hurghada. One beach, which is not too far away, is Hurghada, which is only 0.1km (0.1miles) away from Hurghada. Another gorgeous beach near Hurghada is Sharm el-Sheikh, which is ca 55.4km (34.4miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Hurghada?

The water temperature around 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 required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during February, March, and April, temperatures come 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 more than half an hour, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or light top . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Hurghada?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 22 to 27°C (72-81°F) during February, March, and April. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during July, August, and September when 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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