Janzour Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Tripoli – Libya)
Today's Janzour sea temperature is 17.1 °C.
Statistics for 26 Mar (1981–2005) – mean: 16.3 °C, range: 15.4 °C to 17.4 °C
Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 21 °C once we account for wind), yet at 17 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Janzour. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.
Map of current Libya
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Libya
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies
(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)
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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Janzour. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.
All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.
Janzour sea temperatures peak in the range 26 to 29Â°C (79 to 84Â°F) on around the 23rd of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 15 to 16Â°C (59 to 61Â°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Janzour climb to their warmest in the fourth week of August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The lowest seasonal sea temperatures at Janzour at the beginning of March lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Janzour can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Janzour. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.