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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Lamu, Kenya

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

Lamu is a coastal city in Kenya. It is a quite dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 24525 people. The water temperature around Lamu has low variability year round. The temperature ranges from 25°C (77°F) in August up to 28.6°C (83.5°F) in the month of April, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 26°C (79°F) and the best time for water activities is spring, since Lamu is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Lamu?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Lamu is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to Lamu. The closest decent spot is Nungwi, which is 262.5km (163miles) away from Lamu. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Nungwi and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing Coco beach, which is approximately 330.1km (205miles) away from Lamu. Another fun surfspot is Coco beach, located 330.1km (205miles) from Lamu.

Are there beaches close by?

There are not many beaches in proximity to Lamu. The closest decent beach is Kilifi Beach, which is 96.1km (59.7miles) away from Lamu. Another fun beach near Lamu is Malindi Beach, which is ca 96.4km (59.9miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Lamu?

The average sea temperature around Lamu is extremely warm, around 26°C (79°F), with no significant variations during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. Because of this, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Lamu. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very windy conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Lamu can be very intense.

How is the diving and fishing near Lamu?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters around Lamu are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (74-83°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Lamu: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Lamu...

Do you know what the the city Taourirt in Morocco, the city Ron Phibun in Thailand, and the city Augusto Correa in Brazil have in common with Lamu? Click on the links to find out...