Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Karatas, Turkey
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Karatas...
Karatas is a coastal city in Turkey.
It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 9221 people.
The water temperature around Karatas has a large variability throughout the year.
The temperature ranges from 16.5°C (61.6°F) in January up to 28.9°C (83.9°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 Karatas 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 Karatas?
The current water temperature in the month of December near Karatas is about:
Are there surf spots close by?
There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Karatas. A spot, which is not too far away, is Stone Tombs, which is roughly 67.2km (42.6miles) away from Karatas. Click here
for more information on Stone Tombs and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Karatas are Castles
, which is 68.6km (42.6miles) away, and Anamur
, located roughly 140.1km (87miles) from Karatas.
Are there beautiful beaches near by?
No, not too many beaches are close to Karatas. The closest decent beach is Fig Tree Bay
, which is 131.4km (81.6miles) away from Karatas. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Nissi beach
, which is ca 135.7km (84.3miles) away from Karatas.
What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Karatas?
The water temperature around Karatas 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 normaly not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, temperatures drop down to 16°C (62°F). During this season, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.
How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Karatas?
Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (62-71°F) during December, January, and February. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when temperatures range from 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.
Directions to Karatas: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
Some fun facts about Karatas...
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