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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Izmir, Turkey

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

Izmir is a coastal city in Turkey. It is a quite huge city close to the water with a population of 2500603 people. The water temperature around Izmir has a large variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 15.7°C (60.2°F) in December up to 26.2°C (79.2°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Izmir 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 Izmir?

The current water temperature in the month of October near Izmir is about:
21°C (70°F)

Are there surf spots near Izmir?

There are not too many surf spots close to Izmir. A spot that might be worth checking out is Alacati, which is just 46.5km (48.9miles) away from Izmir. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Alacati and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Izmir are Ikaria-Armenistis, which is roughly 78.8km (48.9miles) away, and Tinos-Leivada, located 117.9km (73.2miles) from Izmir.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in close proximity to Izmir. The closest decent beach is Urla, which is just 21km (13.1miles) away from Izmir. Another nice beach near Izmir is Foça, approximately 27.2km (16.9miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Izmir?

The water temperature around Izmir is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (79°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a rashguard or 1mm wetsuit top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most people will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during November, December, and January, water temperatures come down to approximately 16°C (60°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Izmir?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (60-69°F) during November, December, and January. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during August, September, and October when sea temperatures go up to 21 to 26°C (70-79°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Izmir: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Izmir...

Do you know what the the city Tarutyne in the Ukraine, the city Evrecy in the France, and the city Sorede in the France have in common with Izmir? Click on the links to find out...