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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Paphos, Cyprus

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

Paphos is a coastal city in Cyprus. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 35961 people. The water temperature around Paphos has a large variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 16.5°C (61.8°F) in February up to 27.2°C (80.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 21°C (70°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Paphos 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 Paphos?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Paphos is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close to Paphos?

Not too many surf spots are located in close proximity to Paphos. The closest decent spot is Anamur, which is 95.3km (59.2miles) away from Paphos. Click here for more information on Anamur and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try Stone Tombs, which is approximately 152km (94.4miles) away from Paphos. Another good surfspot is Stone Tombs, located ca 152km (94.4miles) from Paphos.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are some other beaches close to Paphos. The nearest one is Faros beach, which is only 1.3km (0.8miles) away from Paphos. Another beautiful beach near Paphos is Coral Bay, which is 6.9km (4.3miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Paphos?

The water temperature around Paphos is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (81°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or 1mm wetsuit top might be required for sensitive people, but most people will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures drop down to nearly 17°C (62°F). During this time, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Paphos?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F) during winter. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 22 to 27°C (72-81°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Paphos: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Paphos...

Do you know what the the city Frabosa Sottana in Italy, the city Barrosas in Portugal, and the city San Joaquin Hills in United States have in common with Paphos? Click on the links to find out...