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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Hong Kong...

Hong Kong is a coastal city in Hong Kong. It is a comparatively big coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 7012738 people. The water temperature around Hong Kong changes significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 14.8°C (58.7°F) in February up to 28°C (82.5°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (74°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters close to Hong Kong is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are close to Hong Kong. The next good one is Houbihu, which is more than 422.9km (262.7miles) away from Hong Kong. Click here for more information on Houbihu and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try Jia le Shui, which is roughly 429km (266.5miles) away from Hong Kong. Another good surfspot is Jia le Shui, located roughly 429km (266.5miles) from Hong Kong.

Are there nice beaches located close to Hong Kong?

No, not many beaches are located close to Hong Kong. One that might be worth checking out is Rocky Bay Beach, which is 8.3km (5.1miles) away from Hong Kong. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try South Bay, which is roughly 387.5km (240.7miles) away from Hong Kong.

What wetsuit do I need for Hong Kong?

The water temperature around Hong Kong is extremely warm, reaching up to 28°C (82°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 15°C (59°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Hong Kong?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during fall when temperatures go up to 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Hong Kong: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Hong Kong...

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