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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Madang, Papua New Guinea

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

Madang is a coastal city in Papua New Guinea. It is a quite dense city close to the ocean with a population of 27419 people. The water temperature around Madang has low variability year round. The temperature ranges from 27.9°C (82.2°F) in August up to 29.9°C (85.8°F) in the month of November, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 29°C (84°F) and the best time for water activities is late fall, since Madang 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 Madang?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Madang is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to Madang. The next good one is Farnborough, which is almost 1269.1km (788.3miles) away from Madang. Click here for directions and for more information on Farnborough and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing Talafofo Bay, which is approximately 1283.9km (797.5miles) away from Madang. Another surfspot is Talafofo Bay, located roughly 1283.9km (797.5miles) from Madang.

Are there beaches close by?

Not many beaches are close to Madang. The next good one is Holtekamp Beach, which is almost 389.8km (242.1miles) away from Madang. If you have some extra time, you can also try Hamadi Beach, roughly 396km (246miles) away from Madang.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Madang?

The average sea temperature around Madang is extremely warm, around 29°C (84°F), with no significant variations throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Madang. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal chilly conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Madang can be very intense.

How is the diving and fishing near Madang?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions change very little year round. The waters are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (77-86°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Madang: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Madang...

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