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Marsa Alaam Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Red Sea, Egypt)

Today's Marsa Alaam sea temperature is 23.2 °C.

Statistics for 31 Mar (1981–2005) – mean: 23.1 °C, range: 22.0 °C to 24.9 °C

The water temperature (23 °C) at Marsa Alaam is warm and the air temperature should feel similar (windchill forecast 17 °C). If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a shorty or a summer wetsuit.

Egypt Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Egypt
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Egypt Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Egypt
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Marsa Alaam. 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.

Marsa Alaam Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Marsa Alaam water temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their minimum on about the 10th of February, in the range 22 to 24°C (72 to 75°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Marsa Alaam climb to their maximum in early to mid August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Marsa Alaam water temperatures are always warm but dip to their minimum in early to mid February. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Marsa Alaam 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 Marsa Alaam. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.