Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Chikan, China
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Chikan...
Chikan is a coastal city in China.
The water temperature around Chikan has extreme variability year round.
The temperature ranges from 18.7°C (65.7°F) in January up to 28.8°C (83.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 25°C (77°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Chikan 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 Chikan?
The current water temperature in the month of February in the waters around Chikan is ca:
Are there surf spots near by?
Not many surf spots are close to Chikan. A spot, which is not too far away, is Houbihu, which is almost 523.9km (325.4miles) away from Chikan. Click here
for directions and to check out more information on Houbihu and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try Jia le Shui
, which is roughly 530km (329.2miles) away from Chikan. Another fun surfspot is Jia le Shui
, located ca 530km (329.2miles) from Chikan.
Are there sandy beaches located close to Chikan?
Not many beaches are located in close proximity to Chikan. The next good one is Rocky Bay Beach
, which is almost 97.8km (60.7miles) away from Chikan. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Yalong Bay
, which is ca 343.9km (213.6miles) away from Chikan.
What kind of wetsuit is needed for Chikan?
The sea temperature around Chikan 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 required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Chikan. However, during December, January, and February, water temperatures reach lows of roughly 19°C (66°F). In this season, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.
How is the diving and fishing near Chikan?
Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 19 to 24°C (66-75°F) during December, January, and February. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when temperatures range from 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.
Directions to Chikan: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
Fun facts about Chikan...
Do you know what the the city Stanos
in Greece, the geo Kansei Seamount
, and the city El Paraiso La Charca
in Mexico have in common with Chikan? Click on the links to find out...