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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Latakia, Syria

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

Latakia is a coastal city in Syria. It is a rather medium-sized town close to the water with a population of 340181 people. The water temperature around Latakia has significant variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 17.5°C (63.5°F) in February up to 28.1°C (82.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 22°C (72°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Latakia 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 Latakia?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Latakia is ca:
26°C (79°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Latakia?

There are not many surf spots close to Latakia. A good spot nearby is Sandy Beach-Chekka, which is about 84.5km (55.5miles) away from Latakia. Click here for more information on Sandy Beach-Chekka and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Latakia are Batroun, which is ca 89.3km (55.5miles) away, and Tam tam, located 98.2km (61miles) from Latakia.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are not too many beaches in proximity to Latakia. One beach, which is not too far away, is El Mina, which is 82.2km (51.1miles) away from Latakia. Another beach near Latakia is Byblos Beach, which is roughly 97.7km (60.7miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Latakia?

The sea temperature around Latakia is extremely warm, reaching up to 28°C (83°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 diving . However, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of approximately 18°C (64°F). During this season, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to Latakia?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 18 to 23°C (64-73°F) during winter. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when temperatures range from 23 to 28°C (74-83°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Latakia: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Latakia...

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