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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Port Harcourt...

Port Harcourt is a coastal city in Nigeria. It is a comparatively huge city close to the ocean with a population of 1148665 people. The water temperature around Port Harcourt is constant during the year. The temperature ranges from 26.4°C (79.6°F) in August up to 29.2°C (84.6°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Port Harcourt 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 Port Harcourt?

The current water temperature in the month of October near Port Harcourt is about:
28°C (82°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are located close to Port Harcourt. A spot that might be worth checking out is Ovahimba Point, which is 1668.9km (1036.6miles) away from Port Harcourt. Click here for more information on Ovahimba Point and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing Baobab, which is 1745.1km (1083.9miles) away from Port Harcourt. Another surfspot is Baobab, located roughly 1745.1km (1083.9miles) from Port Harcourt.

Are there beautiful beaches close to Port Harcourt?

No, not too many beaches are located near to Port Harcourt. A beach, which is not too far away, is Port Harcourt Tourist Beach, which is almost 2.3km (1.4miles) away from Port Harcourt. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Kribi Beach, roughly 237km (147.2miles) away from Port Harcourt.

What wetsuit is recommended for Port Harcourt?

The average water temperature around Port Harcourt is extremely warm, around 28°C (82°F), with very little changes during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Port Harcourt. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very chilly conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Port Harcourt can be remarkably intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Port Harcourt?

Diving and fishing conditions are very similar during the year. The waters around Port Harcourt are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (76-85°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Port Harcourt: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Port Harcourt...

Do you know what the the city Malusay in the Philippines, the city Wedgefield in the United States, and the city Mountain View in the United States have in common with Port Harcourt? Click on the links to find out...