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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Huanchay, Peru

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Huanchay...

Huanchay is a coastal city in Peru. The water temperature around Huanchay has moderate variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 15.8°C (60.4°F) in June up to 25.1°C (77.1°F) in the month of January, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Huanchay is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Huanchay?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Huanchay is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close to Huanchay?

There are not too many surf spots close to Huanchay. The next good one is Playa Grande, which is about 28.3km (35.8miles) away from Huanchay. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Playa Grande and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Huanchay are Bermejo, which is approximately 57.6km (35.8miles) away, and Centinela, located ca 93.1km (57.8miles) from Huanchay.

Are there nice beaches near Huanchay?

No, not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Huanchay. The closest decent one is Huanchaco, which is almost 142.4km (88.4miles) away from Huanchay. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Ancón, roughly 145.7km (90.5miles) away from Huanchay.

What wetsuit is needed for Huanchay?

The water temperature around Huanchay is very warm, reaching up to 25°C (77°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a rashguard or thin top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most people will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Huanchay. However, during May, June, and Jul, sea temperatures come down to roughly 16°C (60°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy 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 close to Huanchay?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (60-69°F) during May, June, and Jul. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during winter when sea temperatures reach 20 to 25°C (68-77°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Huanchay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Huanchay...

Do you know what the the city Richmond Heights in the United States, the city Frodsham in the United Kingdom, and the city Buenavista in the Philippines have in common with Huanchay? Click on the links to find out...