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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Iwon-up, North Korea

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Iwon-up...

Iwon-up is a coastal city in North Korea. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the water with a population of 26364 people. The water temperature around Iwon-up changes extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 2.7°C (36.8°F) in February up to 22.7°C (72.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Iwon-up 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 Iwon-up?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Iwon-up is approximately:
22°C (71°F)

Are there surf spots near Iwon-up?

Not too many surf spots are located close to Iwon-up. The closest decent spot is Songdojin-ni, which is 120.1km (74.6miles) away from Iwon-up. Click here for directions and for more information on Songdojin-ni and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Busan, which is 358km (222.4miles) away from Iwon-up. Another fun surfspot is Busan, located roughly 358km (222.4miles) from Iwon-up.

Are there nice beaches near Iwon-up?

No, not too many beaches are located in proximity to Iwon-up. One that might be worth checking out is Lazurnaya Bay, which is more than 264.3km (164.1miles) away from Iwon-up. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Haeundae Beach, which is roughly 358km (222.3miles) away from Iwon-up.

What wetsuit is needed for Iwon-up?

The water temperature around Iwon-up is warm, reaching up to 23°C (73°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or thin top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to nearly 3°C (37°F). During this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Iwon-up?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures go up to 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Iwon-up: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Iwon-up...

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