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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Sharm el-Sheikh...

Sharm el-Sheikh is a beach in Egypt. The water temperature around Sharm el-Sheikh varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 22°C (71.6°F) in February up to 29.8°C (85.6°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 25°C (78°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Sharm el-Sheikh 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 at Sharm el-Sheikh?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Sharm el-Sheikh is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in close proximity to Sharm el-Sheikh. A spot, which is not too far away, is Ziqim Beach, which is almost 255.7km (158.8miles) away from Sharm el-Sheikh. Click here for directions and for more information on Ziqim Beach and its water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try DromiAshdod, which is 268.4km (166.7miles) away from Sharm el-Sheikh. Another good surfspot is DromiAshdod, located ca 268.4km (166.7miles) from Sharm el-Sheikh.

Are there any other sandy beaches near by?

There are not many beaches in close proximity to Sharm el-Sheikh. One beach, which is not too far away, is Dahab, which is only 42.5km (26.4miles) away from Sharm el-Sheikh. Another fun beach near Sharm el-Sheikh is Hurghada, roughly 55.5km (34.5miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Sharm el-Sheikh?

The sea temperature at Sharm el-Sheikh is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Sharm el-Sheikh. Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures come down to roughly 22°C (72°F). During this season, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Sharm el-Sheikh?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 22 to 27°C (72-81°F) during winter. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during fall when temperatures range from 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Sharm el-Sheikh: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Sharm el-Sheikh...

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