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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Moquegua, Peru

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

Moquegua is a coastal city in Peru. It is a quite mid-size city close to the water with a population of 54517 people. The water temperature around Moquegua has moderate variability year round. The temperature ranges from 15.8°C (60.4°F) in August up to 20.9°C (69.7°F) in the month of January, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Moquegua 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 Moquegua?

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

Are there surf spots near Moquegua?

There are not too many surf spots close to Moquegua. A spot, which is not too far away, is Mejia, which is 64.7km (60.2miles) away from Moquegua. Click here for more information on Mejia and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Moquegua are El Toro viejo, which is approximately 96.9km (60.2miles) away, and El Gringo, located 97.1km (60.3miles) from Moquegua.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, not too many beaches are near to Moquegua. The next good beach is Arica, which is almost 97.4km (60.5miles) away from Moquegua. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Santa María del Mar, approximately 513.7km (319.1miles) away from Moquegua.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Moquegua?

The water temperature around Moquegua is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late summer, water temperatures reach lows of 16°C (60°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Moquegua?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (60-69°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during December, January, and February when sea temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Moquegua: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Moquegua...

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