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

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

Mombasa is a coastal city in Kenya. It is a quite huge city close to the water with a population of 799668 people. The water temperature around Mombasa has low variability year round. The temperature ranges from 25.1°C (77.2°F) in August up to 29.1°C (84.3°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (81°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Mombasa 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 Mombasa?

The current water temperature in the month of February near Mombasa is about:
29°C (84°F)

Are there surf spots near Mombasa?

Not too many surf spots are located in proximity to Mombasa. The closest decent spot is Nungwi, which is almost 117.7km (73.1miles) away from Mombasa. Click here for directions and for more information on Nungwi and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing Coco beach, which is 189.5km (117.7miles) away from Mombasa. Another surfspot is Coco beach, located ca 189.5km (117.7miles) from Mombasa.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are some other gorgeous beaches close to Mombasa. The closest one is Bamburi Beach, which is just 7.2km (4.5miles) away from Mombasa. Another gorgeous beach near Mombasa is Tiwi Beach, which is 12.9km (8miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Mombasa?

The average water temperature around Mombasa is extremely warm, around 27°C (81°F), with no significant variations throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Mombasa. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal chilly conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Mombasa can be remarkably intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Mombasa?

Diving and fishing conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Mombasa: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Mombasa...

Do you know what the the city Oroquieta in the Philippines, the city El Corrillo in the Spain, and the city Quezon City in the Philippines have in common with Mombasa? Click on the links to find out...