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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Kuantan, Malaysia

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

Kuantan is a coastal city in Malaysia. It is a fairly medium-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 366229 people. The water temperature around Kuantan has average variability year round. The temperature ranges from 24.6°C (76.2°F) in February up to 30.4°C (86.8°F) in the month of May, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 29°C (84°F) and the best time for water activities is late spring, since Kuantan 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 Kuantan?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Kuantan is ca:
30°C (87°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are located in proximity to Kuantan. The next good one is Rockstar, which is more than 436.7km (271.3miles) away from Kuantan. Click here for directions and for more information on Rockstar and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing Lagundri, which is approximately 446.9km (277.6miles) away from Kuantan. Another surfspot is Lagundri, located approximately 446.9km (277.6miles) from Kuantan.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are not too many beaches close to Kuantan. The next good one is Cherating Beach, which is just 22.5km (14miles) away from Kuantan. Another nice beach near Kuantan is Tanjung Batu Beach, 42.4km (26.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Kuantan?

The sea temperature around Kuantan is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (87°F) in the months of April, May, and June. During this time, in the late spring, a wetsuit is typically not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Kuantan. Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures cool down to 25°C (76°F). During these months, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine without a rashguard or thin top . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to Kuantan?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 25 to 30°C (76-85°F) during winter. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during April, May, and June when water temperatures go up to 25 to 30°C (78-87°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Kuantan: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Kuantan...

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