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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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

Mecca is a coastal city in Saudi Arabia. It is a relatively big coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 1323624 people. The water temperature around Mecca has average variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 26.4°C (79.6°F) in March up to 31.4°C (88.5°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 29°C (84°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Mecca 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 Mecca?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters close to Mecca is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are close to Mecca. The next good one is Ziqim Beach, which is 770.4km (478.5miles) away from Mecca. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Ziqim Beach and its water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try surfing DromiAshdod, which is ca 778.6km (483.6miles) away from Mecca. Another surfspot is DromiAshdod, located approximately 778.6km (483.6miles) from Mecca.

Are there nice beaches located close to Mecca?

No, not many beaches are located close to Mecca. A beach that might be worth checking out is Hurghada, which is 546.7km (339.5miles) away from Mecca. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Sharm el-Sheikh, approximately 560.1km (347.9miles) away from Mecca.

What wetsuit do I need for Mecca?

The average water temperature around Mecca is extremely warm, around 29°C (84°F), with very little variations during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to sea temperatures in December and January. Because of this, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Mecca. Nevertheless, 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 Mecca can be particularly intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Mecca?

Fishing and diving conditions are very similar year round. The waters around Mecca are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 26 and 31°C (80-89°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Mecca: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Mecca...

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