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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Rafat, Palestinian Territory

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

Rafat is a coastal city in the Palestinian Territory. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 1952 people. The water temperature around Rafat varies significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 17.2°C (63°F) in February up to 29.1°C (84.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (73°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Rafat 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 Rafat?

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

Are there surf spots close to Rafat?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Rafat. The closest one is Tel-Baruch, which is just 15.7km (9.8miles) away from Rafat. Click here for directions and for more information on Tel-Baruch and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Rafat are Marina, which is 15.7km (9.8miles) away, and Zvulun Beach, located roughly 15.9km (9.9miles) from Rafat.

Are there nice beaches near Rafat?

Yes, there are some other beautiful beaches near to Rafat. The closest one is Nordau Beach, which is 16km (10miles) away from Rafat. Another fun beach near Rafat is Metzitzim Beach, which is ca 16km (10miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Rafat?

The water temperature around Rafat is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (84°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to roughly 17°C (63°F). During this time, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Rafat?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (63-72°F) during January, February, and March. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Rafat: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Rafat...

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