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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Massawa, Eritrea

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

Massawa is a coastal city in Eritrea. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the water with a population of 23100 people. The water temperature around Massawa has moderate variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 27.4°C (81.3°F) in January up to 33.5°C (92.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 30°C (86°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Massawa 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 Massawa?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Massawa is approximately:
33°C (92°F)

Are there surf spots near Massawa?

Not too many surf spots are located in close proximity to Massawa. The next good one is Ziqim Beach, which is 1144km (710.5miles) away from Massawa. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Ziqim Beach and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing DromiAshdod, which is roughly 1154km (716.8miles) away from Massawa. Another surfspot is DromiAshdod, located ca 1154km (716.8miles) from Massawa.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are close to Massawa. A beach, which is not too far away, is Hurghada, which is more than 876.9km (544.7miles) away from Massawa. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Sharm el-Sheikh, ca 906.6km (563.1miles) away from Massawa.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Massawa?

The water temperature around Massawa is extremely warm, reaching up to 34°C (92°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 around Massawa. However, during winter, temperatures drop down to roughly 27°C (81°F). During these months, a rashguard or thin top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a rashguard or thin top.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Massawa?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 27 to 32°C (81-90°F) during winter. Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures range from 29 to 34°C (83-92°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Massawa: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Massawa...

Do you know what the the city Dageling in Germany, the city Ferreiros in Portugal, and the city Bel Air Riviere Seche in Mauritius have in common with Massawa? Click on the links to find out...