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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Langkawi Island, Malaysia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Langkawi Island...

Langkawi Island is a beach in Malaysia. The water temperature around Langkawi Island has low variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 28.3°C (83°F) in December up to 31.1°C (88°F) in the month of April, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 29°C (85°F) and the best time for water activities is spring, since Langkawi Island 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 at Langkawi Island?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Langkawi Island is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Langkawi Island?

Not many surf spots are located close to Langkawi Island. The closest decent spot is Asu, which is 416.9km (259miles) away from Langkawi Island. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Asu and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Bawa, which is roughly 420km (260.9miles) away from Langkawi Island. Another fun surfspot is Bawa, located 420km (260.9miles) from Langkawi Island.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches near Langkawi Island?

There are some other beautiful beaches close to Langkawi Island. The nearest one is Ko Tarutao, which is just 17.4km (10.8miles) away from Langkawi Island. Another fun beach near Langkawi Island is Batu Ferringhi, which is ca 70km (43.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Langkawi Island?

The average sea temperature at Langkawi Island is extremely warm, around 29°C (85°F), with very little variations during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. Hence, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Langkawi Island. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for sun protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Langkawi Island can be very strong.

How is the diving and fishing close to Langkawi Island?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions are very similar year round. The waters at Langkawi Island are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 26 and 31°C (79-88°F). The following fish can often be found in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Langkawi Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Langkawi Island...

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