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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sidi Bou Ali, Tunisia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Sidi Bou Ali...

Sidi Bou Ali is a coastal city in Tunisia. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the water with a population of 8855 people. The water temperature around Sidi Bou Ali changes extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 14.4°C (57.9°F) in March up to 25.3°C (77.5°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Sidi Bou Ali 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 Sidi Bou Ali?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Sidi Bou Ali is approximately:
24°C (76°F)

Are there surf spots near Sidi Bou Ali?

Not too many surf spots are located in close proximity to Sidi Bou Ali. The closest decent spot is Magaggiari Sicily, which is 208.1km (129.3miles) away from Sidi Bou Ali. Click here for more information on Magaggiari Sicily and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing Isola Delle FemminePA-LA BAIA Sicily, which is approximately 215.7km (134miles) away from Sidi Bou Ali. Another good surfspot is Isola Delle FemminePA-LA BAIA Sicily, located 215.7km (134miles) from Sidi Bou Ali.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are in proximity to Sidi Bou Ali. A good beach nearby is Sounine, which is 87.6km (54.4miles) away from Sidi Bou Ali. If you have some extra time, you can also try Xlendi, which is 209.4km (130.1miles) away from Sidi Bou Ali.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Sidi Bou Ali?

The water temperature around Sidi Bou Ali is very warm, reaching up to 25°C (77°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 will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, water temperatures cool down to 14°C (58°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Sidi Bou Ali?

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 14 to 19°C (58-67°F) during spring. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 20 to 25°C (68-77°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Sidi Bou Ali: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Sidi Bou Ali...

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