Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Mong Cai, Vietnam
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Mong Cai...
Mong Cai is a coastal city in Vietnam.
It is a relatively average coastal town close to the water with a population of 72960 people.
The water temperature around Mong Cai varies significantly throughout the year.
The temperature ranges from 14.2°C (57.5°F) in February up to 30°C (86.1°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (74°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Mong Cai 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 Mong Cai?
The current water temperature in the month of June near Mong Cai is approximately:
Are there surf spots close to Mong Cai?
Not too many surf spots are located in close proximity to Mong Cai. A good spot nearby is Houbihu, which is 819.6km (509.1miles) away from Mong Cai. Click here
to check out more information on Houbihu and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try Jia le Shui
, which is roughly 825.9km (513miles) away from Mong Cai. Another good surfspot is Jia le Shui
, located approximately 825.9km (513miles) from Mong Cai.
Are there beaches near by?
No, not too many beaches are in close proximity to Mong Cai. A beach, which is not too far away, is Yalong Bay
, which is 254.3km (157.9miles) away from Mong Cai. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Rocky Bay Beach
, which is approximately 397.1km (246.6miles) away from Mong Cai.
Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Mong Cai?
The water temperature around Mong Cai is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of roughly 14°C (57°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly 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 Mong Cai?
Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when temperatures range from 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.
Directions to Mong Cai: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
Interesting facts about Mong Cai...
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